Chelsea boss Antonio Conte shocked Chelsea fans during the 2-1 loss to Manchester United by withdrawing Eden Hazard and keeping Alvaro Morata for 90 minutes despite Morata’s poor display.
Conte suggested after the game that he took Hazard off because he wasn’t working hard enough for the team.
Asked if Hazard’s withdrawal was due to injury, Conte responded: “It was a tactical decision.
“We have to keep the same performance for 90 minutes, and we didn’t have a great balance.
“Every single player has to work with the ball and without the ball.”
Conte then suggested Hazard was suffering from fatigue when pressed further.
“No I think he had finished his energy,” Conte added.
“In the first half he ran a lot, second in the same way but when I see that a player is tired you have to change the situation.”