Branislav Ivanovic has defended teammate Eden Hazard and believes he is fully committed to the club.
Hazard was criticised for his uninspiring display in the 2-1 loss to PSG in the last 16 of the UCL, with the blues eventually crashing out.
The Belgium international also vexed Chelsea fans after he swapped shirts with PSG’s Angel Di Maria at halftime.
“It’s not an excuse, but people have to think about the fact he started the game injured,” Ivanovic said in the Evening Standard.
“Did that show how committed he is? Yes. Of course when you lose a game the fans are not happy and they have to be like that.
“But in my opinion it was one of his best performances so far. He was very strong and quick. He wanted to score and had a couple of moments where he looked [in the form of] last season.”