Hazard sends message to Sarri after Chelsea FC’s 3-2 win over Arsenal
The Chelsea FC star heaps praise on Maurzio Sarri after Saturday evening's 3-2 win over Arsenal
Eden Hazard has hailed Maurizio Sarri as a great manager after Chelsea FC edged to a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Saturday evening.
The Belgium international started the London derby on the bench after he was omitted from Sarri’s starting line up at Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Chelsea FC were 3-0 winners against David Wagner’s side in their season opener and the Blues continued to build on their impressive start in the London derby.
Spanish duo Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata put Chelsea FC in charge of the Premier League clash with early goals.
However, Arsenal responded thanks to goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi to level the derby clash before the break.
Sarri turned to Hazard and Mateo Kovacic in the second half and the Belgian forward’s run and pass led to Marcos Alonso’s winner.
Speaking to BBC Sport following Chelsea FC’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, Hazard was quick to lavish praise on Sarri.
“He is the kind of manager who wants the ball, to control the ball,” Hazard said.
“I can’t say a wrong thing about that. I want to play and have the ball at my feet. We have players who can do something magic. He is a great manager, like we had before.”
Hazard was linked with a move to La Liga duo FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
The Belgian star has little under 24 months left to run on his current deal with the west London side.
Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.