Eden Hazard explains difference under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard aims a thinly-veiled dig at former Chelsea FC managers Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho

By James Westwood
Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Chelsea FC midfielder Eden Hazard aimed a thinly-veiled dig at his former bosses Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho after the Blues beat Bournemouth 2-0 on Saturday.

The Belgian winger scored the second goal for Maurizio Sarri’s men at the weekend to secure another three points for the team which maintained their perfect start to the season.

Previous victories against Huddersfield, Arsenal and Newcastle United exhibited the new manager’s innovative style of play and on Saturday Chelsea impressed again with their attacking prowess.

Despite winning league titles under Conte and Mourinho, Hazard insisted after the game that he prefers the system Sarri has implemented at the club during his short tenure, as he told Chelsea TV post-match.

“I like to have the ball. Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.” said the Belgian, speaking to Chelsea TV.

“I like this type of game, it’s completely different from Antonio Conte or [Jose] Mourinho before. Like I say, we have more of the ball so for me it’s not bad.”

Chelsea sit level on points with Liverpool FC and Watford at the top of the Premier League table going into the international break, emerging as potential contenders for the trophy at this early stage.

A home game against Cardiff City in two weeks time beckons for Sarri’s men and supporters will be expecting the team to continue their perfect start to the campaign with another comfortable victory.

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