Hazard says Conte tactics left him isolated v Liverpool

Date published: Monday 27th November 2017 3:41

Eden Hazard claims that with Danny Drinkwater on the pitch for Chelsea at Anfield, he had no choice to dribble past Liverpool players.

The Belgian managed a wonderful ten dribbles against Liverpool and created five chances, one of which brought an assist.

Hazard and Alvaro Morata have formed an excellent partnership for Chelsea but without Cesc Fabregas on the pitch until the 73rd minute, they had to create their own chances.

“We changed the system, Danny Drinkwater was on the pitch and then we were a bit more defensive,” Hazard told the Evening Standard.

“The only player around me was Alvaro Morata, so if we wanted to win we had to do something together, just me and him.

“That’s why I tried to pass my opponent [by dribbling] every time, and in the first half we did well.

“In the second half it was more complicated but we scored, so I am happy.”

Hazard revealed in the same interview that he likes to ‘rest’ in training rather plat at match pace.

“Do I protect my legs in training? Yes, yes, yes! To be fair, in training I don’t give everything. When we have drills some people go crazy, but I don’t want to be kicked in training. I try to have a break.

“We don’t have many breaks in the season, so I try in training to have more of a rest and then in games I give everything.”


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