Speaking after Chelsea’s game with Bournemouth, Eden Hazard has taken a dig at ex-Chelsea bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte for the style of play they brought to Stamford Bridge.
‘I like this type of game, it’s completely different from Antonio Conte’
When talking about Mourinho and Conte’s styles compared to new boss Maurizio Sarri’s, Hazard told Chelsea TV,
“I like to have the ball. Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.
“I like this type of game, it’s completely different from Antonio Conte or [Jose] Mourinho before. Like I say, we have more of the ball so for me it’s not bad.
“I think the big difference is we bring in two players, Jorginho and Kovacic, and they are completely different.
“Of course, they want to keep the ball, we just try to keep the ball more often, and then when we have the chance to score we just need to score.
“But when we have more of the ball we can have more danger.
At the moment we are okay, we are winning games, I think we are playing good football, so I enjoy.
“I want to keep this momentum. The bad thing is now we go to the national team, we want to just keep playing with Chelsea and win games!”
Hazard under Sarri
Eden Hazard did not start for Chelsea in their first game of the Premier League season vs Huddersfield.
This was largely because Hazard was still recovering from the World Cup with Belgium.
However, Hazard would come off the bench for just 14 minutes and would still manage to bag an assist in the Blues’ 3-0 win.
Hazard was also left on the bench for Sarri’s second game vs Arsenal.
Yet again though, Hazard would come on as a sub for the last 29 minutes and once again provide an assist in Chelsea’s 3-2 win.
The 27-year-old would finally start for Sarri vs Newcastle and would score his first goal of the season in a 2-1 win.
Hazard would continue his excellent form on Saturday vs Bournemouth as he scored his second of the season.