20 Apr Chelsea news:’Everybody knows the way to manage Eden Hazard besides Maurizio Sarri’ – Blues boss baffles Glenn Hoddle
The former Blues player and director is bemused as to why an Italian trainer has continued to utilize his most precious asset for a striker this year
Maurizio Sarri was accused of being the sole person at Chelsea who doesn’t understand how to manage Eden Hazard, with Glenn Hoddle questioning a penchant for utilizing the Belgian as a striker.
The Blues had their destructive attacking weapon in a broad support function against Slavia Prague from the Europa League on Thursday.
World Cup winner Olivier Giroud has been given another opportunity to direct the lineup, with January coming Gonzalo Higuain on the seat.
Hazard has, nevertheless, been requested to function as a’fictitious nine’ on a regular basis this year, with Hoddle baffled as to why Sarri has persisted using a strategy that does not play into the strengths of these at his disposal.
The former Chelsea player and director informed BT Sport:”Higuain seems as though he is thinking about things before he is going to have a shot .
“He is a tiny slower than that he was in the past, he had been a wonderful striker, do not get me wrong.
“He seems like he needs to be in better shape than when he came, but for me looks really just a bit in less good shapehe seems like he has set a little bit of weight on because he has been here.
“Maybe he has been at the gym a great deal, I really don’t understand. However, Giroud is course, and he gives Chelsea a focal point and also enables Hazard to perform a focal point, which can be vital.
“Hazard should not be the one up there, I believe everyone in this arena knows that pub Sarri.”
Hoddle additional on the requirement to keep on utilizing Hazard in a broad function as Chelsea chase down European glory along with a top-four end:”Absolutely [fans will be happy to see him out there], I just don’t get it, why do you place such a gifted player with his back to perform with?
“Where centre-backs will come in and catch himmidfielders that are holding are likely to nip back . Why would you place him in these conditions?”
The ex-England boss went on to state of a 28-year old who had been used down the center in a 2-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool:”Additionally at Anfield and certain other matches, you will need a person to hold up the ball for you. Thus, Liverpool had a lot of for them.
“I do not get it… they want a target person. You can not play chunks to Hazard, among the greatest players on earth, such as that. Nobody will have the ability to generate anything with support like this.
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“In Chelsea’s match against Liverpool, Mohamed Salah capitalised on that a Chelsea error and managed to evaluate a great objective.
“That is where this miracle target from Salah comes out, and that is not Hazard’s fault, it is the system and that I do not get it, I truly don’t.”
Amid the questioning of this positional tinkering at Chelsea, Hazard’s future remains a matter of much disagreement at Stamford Bridge — using a prized asset approaching the final season of his deal and sparking discussion of an impending move to Real Madrid.