Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has appealed to Belgium coach Marc Wilmots to be careful with Eden Hazard this week. Mourinho says the schedule has taken its toll and he hopes he is spared duty for his national team this week.
"He needs a rest," Mourinho said. "It'd be perfect if his national coach don't play him.
"He can not have a rest in the club. In the national team, he doesn't have to play friendly matches.
"He needs a rest and they could give him a rest. It's important for us and I prefer him on the pitch even if he's tried because I know he can produce things. I prefer to have him on the pitch than not."
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