Eden Hazard sends clear message to Chelsea fans about Antonio Conte
Eden Hazard heaps praise on Antonio Conte for the impact he has had since taking over at Chelsea
Eden Hazard has heaped praise on Antonio Conte by claiming that he improved his game after just a week of working under the Italian coach.
Conte was brought in as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge last summer and he had an instant impact at the west London club, by guiding them to the Premier League title in his first campaign in charge.
Hazard was a key player for the Blues last season as he helped Chelsea to win their second Premier League title in three seasons.
And the Belgian playmaker has admitted that working under Conte has helped him to improve his game.
Asked whether Conte’s training sessions improved him, Hazard told SFR Sport: “You have to. Even after a week I think I had progressed with him.
“But I think he’s shown not just at Chelsea but also at Juventus that he’s a good coach and I think he has some good years ahead of him.”
Hazard has been working his way back to full fitness for the west London side after having suffered a serious ankle injury while on international duty with Belgium at the start of the summer.
He could be in line to make his first start of the season for the Blues when Chelsea take on Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Chelsea then take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium in their next Premier League game on Saturday afternoon as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw with Arsenal.