Antonio Conte’s insistence on playing deep and playing Eden Hazard out of position could see Chelsea lose the Belgian in the next transfer window.
Hazard, Chelsea’s best player, barely touched the ball against Manchester City as Conte opted to use him as a false nine in an ultra-defensive setup during our 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Hazard cut an isolated figure up front as Chelsea parked the bus against Manchester City and games like this could persuade Hazard to leave Chelsea. The best players want to play for teams that dominate games with the mindset to win matches.
Hazard looked frustrated against Manchester City and he didn’t even look at Conte when he was substituted towards the end of the game.
Truth be told, Hazard would want to play for a team that dominates games like Manchester City and not one that opts to park the bus like Chelsea did.
Conte needs to change his approach to games or Chelsea might lose Hazard.