Date: 17th May 2018 at 5:03am
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Chelsea face a stern battle to get back on track after a disappointing campaign saw them fail to secure Champions League football for next season.

It seems the aftermath of that failure could hit the Blues hard, as Belgium ace Eden Hazard has issued a warning to the west London side – urging the club to spend heavily this summer and suggesting he will leave if he’s not inspired by their transfer activity.

A top-target for serial Champions League winners Real Madrid, Hazard fell out with Antonio Conte this season and, despite the expected departure of the Italian boss, his future remains unclear.

Quoted by The Sun, Hazard refused to clarify his future and left the door open to a potential exit in the upcoming transfer window.

“I’m taking my time. I’m waiting for new players next season. We will see. I want players, I want to win the Premier League next season…?a lot of things. It is something big, so I will need to think of a lot of things.”

Chelsea spent heavily last summer to bring the likes of Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko to the Premier League but their approach to buying has attracted plenty of criticism, with Hazard the latest to stick the knife in.