Pundit: Eden Hazard doesn’t want to play in this position for Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard wants to play on the left wing for Chelsea FC, according to Chris Sutton

Chris Sutton
Ex-Chelsea FC striker Chris Sutton (Photo: BT Sport)

Eden Hazard wants to play on the left and not as a centre-forward for Chelsea FC, according to Chris Sutton.

The Belgium playmaker is widely regarded as one of European football’s top attacking talents and he has been in top form for Chelsea FC this season.

New Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri has been experimenting by playing Hazard in a false number nine position for the Blues this season as he looks to find his best formation with his new team.

Hazard has been in good form so far this term, scoring 10 goals and making 10 assists in 22 Premier League games for the west London side so far this season.

However, former Chelsea FC striker Sutton seems to think that Hazard clearly prefers to play on the left wing for the west London club rather can as a central striker.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Daily, Sutton said: “Hazard doesn’t want to play centre-forward. He wants to play on the left. That’s his preferred position.

“He doesn’t like to be the focal point. He doesn’t like to be centre-forward.”

Speaking back in December, Sarri insisted that he thought Hazard was happy in the false number nine role.

“He told me that he likes very much to play there,” said Sarri.

“So I don’t know. I wasn’t here last season, so I don’t know why Eden told people this. But, at the moment, he likes very much to play there.”

Hazard was unable to prevent Chelsea FC from slipping to a disappointing 2-0 loss to Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League on Saturday night.

The 28-year-old will be expecting to feature when the Blues return to League Cup action with the return leg of their semi-final clash at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

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