Maurizio Sarri sends message to Eden Hazard after Chelsea FC’s draw with Wolves
Maurizio Sarri has a message for Eden Hazard after Chelsea FC's 1-1 draw with Wolves on Sunday
Maurizio Sarri claimed that Eden Hazard needs “more movement without the ball” after Chelsea FC’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Wolves on Sunday.
Hazard rescued a point for the Blues when he fired home an equaliser deep into stoppage time at Stamford Bridge after Wolves had taken the lead through Raul Jimenez in the 56th minute.
The west London side struggled to click into gear for much of the game and Sarri has admitted that he wants his played to do more without the ball after the frustration of Sunday’s draw.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Sunday afternoon, Sarri said: “Hazard is a great player, he solved the situation in the moment.
“But during the match, was like the other players. He needs more movement without the ball.”
The result left Chelsea FC in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, although they do have a game in hand on their London rivals.
Sarri continued: “When you have only 10 matches, every match you’re not able to win is a missed opportunity.
“Today was a great opportunity but we were not able to gain three points. In the last six matches, we won four and drew the other two, so there is a little consistency in this moment.
“We have to think only to the next match. We need to recover two points immediately.
“As I said before, we are in the moment of consistency. We have only to continue. We are confident of course. We have to be confident.”
Chelsea FC will return to Europa League action on Thursday night when they take on Dynamo Kiev away from home in the return leg of their last 16 clash.
The Blues are aiming to break back into the Champions League qualification spots after they finished fifth under Antonio Conte and won the FA Cup last term.
Chelsea FC will take on Everton at Goodison Park in their next Premier League game on Sunday 17 March.