Paris: Chelsea star winger Eden Hazard admitted on Thursday that the English football club has made a below-par start to the campaign, winning only one of four Premier League matches played so far.
"Individually and collectively, we are not at the same level," Efe quoted the Belgian international as saying during his national team camp in preparations for the Bosnia and Herzegovina tie at the EURO 2016 championship qualifiers.
Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (L) is challenged by Crystal Palace’s Ivorian-born English striker Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Pic/AFP
However, Hazard hopes that the international break can help him regain his form.
The former Lille player, 24, who was voted best player in the last season, accepted the criticism from head coach Jose Mourinho for his poor performance.
"I accept his criticism; it is clear. You don't need to be a football expert to understand that my level has dropped from last season," he explained.
However, he insisted that this is a problem that affects the whole team, not just him.
Chelsea have four points from four EPL games compared to 12 points of leaders Manchester City.