Jamie Redknapp reacts to Eden Hazard’s display in Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss at Man City
Jamie Redknapp reflects on Eden Hazard's performance for Chelsea FC in their 1-0 loss to Manchester City
Jamie Redknapp admitted that Eden Hazard cut a glum figure throughout Chelsea FC’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues set up with a very defensive formation and struggled to click into gear against the Premier League leaders at The Emirates.
After a goalless first half, Bernardo Silva netted the only goal of the game shortly after half-time.
Hazard looked very frustrated throughout as the Blues slumped to their fourth Premier League defeat in five games.
And former Liverpool FC midfielder Redknapp felt that Chelsea FC had not set up properly to get the best out of the Belgian attacker.
Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Redknapp said: “Eden Hazard is one of the best players in the Premier League and I’ve seen a player that is not enjoying this game.
“He was up there on his own. His body language was wrong and he was not getting the touch.
“He’s a special player. He needs someone to link with.”
The defeat left Chelsea in fourth place in the Premier League table and five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with nine games left to play.
The Blues will aim to return to winning ways in the top flight when they take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The west London side are also aiming to beat FC Barcelona and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League this month.
The loss is bound to heap further pressure on Antonio Conte following his side’s poor form.