Ian Wright: Why I feel sorry for Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard
The Arsenal legend has sympathy for Chelsea FC forward Eden Hazard after his latest substitution
Ian Wright has sympathised with Eden Hazard after Antonio Conte substituted the Chelsea FC star for the second successive week.
The Belgium international struggled to have an impact in a lone strike role during a 1-0 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.
Bernardo Silva scored a first-half winner to condemn Chelsea FC to successive Premier League losses following a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United last month.
Indeed, Conte substituted Hazard with 20 minutes to go in Chelsea’s FC disappointing defeat at Old Trafford, a decision which Thibaut Courtois appeared to criticise.
The 27-year-old has been Chelsea FC’s best player in an otherwise difficult season season for Conte at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard has netted 11 times and has made three assists in 25 games in the Premier League this term, just five goals short of his best tally.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Hazard is unlucky to be substituted in Chelsea FC’s last two Premier League games.
“Hazard should be very disappointed to be taken off,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He is playing in a role that doesn’t suit him. I’ve not seen him do brilliant stuff.”
Hazard has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup during his five seasons at Stamford Bridge.