Chelsea warned about Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata ahead of Man City clash
Ian Wright warns Antonio Conte that Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata must be managed with care
Ian Wright has warned Antonio Conte that must manage Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata with care when Chelsea host Manchester City on Saturday evening.
The Blues will welcome the Premier League leaders to Stamford Bridge knowing that a victory would draw the defending champions level on points with the Citizens.
Manchester City have been in ruthless form in the Premier League after scoring 16 goals in their last three outings in the English flight to beat Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Watford.
The Citizens have been critcised for a leaky defence but Guardiola’s men have only conceded twice in six games to match Manchester United’s defensive record.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games since a 3-2 loss to Burnley in their opening Premier League fixture of the 2017-18 campaign.
The Premier League title holders came from behind to secure a 2-1 win against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital on Wednesday night.
Hazard and Morata combined to equalise against los Rojiblancos before Michy Batshuayi’s added-time winner.
Former Arsenal striker Wright warned Conte that both Hazard and Morata must be managed with care against Manchester City given the recent demands on their bodies.
“It’s in games like this that you have to manage players like Hazard and Morata simply because you don’t want anything happening with them in terms of injuries,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons.