Mourinho: No issue with Hazard
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not accepted Eden Hazard's apology for missing training this week but will draw a line under the incident.
Hazard failed to report for a training session and was left out of the Blues squad that faced Schalke in the Champions League as a result.
"He reacted well," said Mourinho. "He apologized to me and he apologized to the club. Of course the apology was not accepted, but it's over and it's something that doesn't exist anymore.
"He is selected and he is ready to play. He has an appetite to play; it was a risk not to select him (for the Newcastle game) speaking in terms of football. It was an important match but sometimes as a manager you have to make some risky decisions."
Mourinho is confident the situation has now been addressed and that it will act as a reminder of the rules of conduct to the rest of the squad.
"He went to a foreign country when he shouldn't have and he lost his passport," he said. "He knows he made a mistake and it's not a big story. The consequences were that he didn't play and that's the worst thing that can happen to a player.
"For me, the group is more important than any player and every player knows what my decision would be in that situation."