Sarri blames Hazard for his tactical disruptions

Eden Hazard was one of Chelsea’s primary players last season under Maurizio Sarri.

He carried the team alone on most days when Sarri’s Sarriball failed to break defences. However, astonishingly Sarri has hinted that Chelsea had to adjust to Hazard and otherwise could have performed more as a team!

“In recent years, I’ve had 4-3-3, but the 4-3-3 at Chelsea was very different to the one at Napoli,” Sarri told a news conference.

“We had to accommodate Hazard’s characteristics, as he could change the game, but also his presence caused issues in defending that we had to work on.”

Sarri also added that Higuain will be called back to Juventus.

“You know I love [Higuain] a lot. I have always been very supportive. It depends on him,” Sarri said.

“In terms of the other players at Juventus, I have to be very modest because here there are staff who have been dealing with them for many different years.

“I think it’s absolutely fair that I listen to them, then we’ll make a decision together. The staff know the players better than me – maybe Higuain is the only one I know slightly better – so it will be up to me to listen to them and adapt.”

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