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The Belgian has been Chelsea's main creative force and top scorer as they chase their first league title in four years but has not yet been recognised for his monthly contribution

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it makes him laugh that Eden Hazard has not been awarded a Barclays Premier League Player of the Month accolade this season.

Daniel Sturridge won the Barclays Player of the Month award for February after notching five goals and two assists as Liverpool won three of their four matches to keep up their surprise title charge.

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Hazard, meanwhile, starred in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester City at the beginning of last month and scored a sensational hat-trick against Newcastle five days later.

With Juan Mata gone and Oscar struggling with form and fitness, the Belgian has been the main creative force in Mourinho's side as they chase a first Premier League title in four years.

And Mourinho insists he cannot understand why the brilliance of his star man has been overlooked.

When asked what he thought of Hazard not winning the award yet this season, the Portuguese told reporters: "It makes me laugh."

Mourinho also revealed that while injured duo Ashley Cole and David Luiz remain out of his squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday, Fernando Torres is ready to return.