Ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League semifinal clash at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, Eintracht Frankfurt boss Adi Hutter has revealed his team will seek to take Eden Hazard out of the game by putting two men on him at all times.
Hutter insists hounding Hazard will be the only way to stop the Belgian.
The Eintracht Frankfurt boss also hailed Hazard as a player every top club will love to have.
“He is one of the best players in the world, who other big clubs want to have,” said Hutter.
“In duels he is great, very dynamic. You have to double up on him and you have to try to take him out of the game.
“With his qualities he is one of the top three in the world.”
Hutter also insists Chelsea are favourites to progress to the final of the Europa League.
“A coach like that needs some time, they are dynamic and I can clearly see Sarri’s handwriting in this team,” said Hutter.
“It is an interesting team and an interesting coach.
“Chelsea are a Champions League team, with David Luiz, Gonzalo Higuain, Cesar Azpilicueta. It is a pure Champions League team.
“I did say they are the favourites. But we will have our chances, it is two matches and we can hurt an opponent.
“You have to be realistic otherwise we wouldn’t have got this far.
“We have been brave and we have deserved to make it to the semi-finals.
“But we have to stick the facts that they are the favourites.”