EDEN HAZARD REVEALS THE PLAYER RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS RETURN TO FORM

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Eden Hazard picked up the Player of the Month award for October after scoring three goals in four matches.

Hazard has revealed Chelsea’s 3-4-3 and wing-back Marcos Alonso are responsible for his return to form. Alonso playing as a wing-back has allowed Hazard to concentrate on the attacking side of his game.

“The change in system has made an impact. It’s such a difficult formation to play against,” Hazard told The Guardian.

“I played for Belgium against [Conte’s] Italy at the Euros and even though we saw plenty of the ball, it was so hard to break down that defensive block.

“They only conceded once from open play in five matches, and when teams come up against us now they find they don’t have many sights of goal either.

“Personally, it allows me to concentrate more on the attacking parts of the game, the offensive side.

“I play this way with Belgium too. Defensively with the national team, I have [Yannick] Carrasco close to me.

“Here I have [Marcos] Alonso just behind me who defends a bit most, and has those responsibilities.

“That allows me to concentrate more on hurting teams going forward.

“And it’s worked. I’ve managed to make a positive impact in games and my form is there.”

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