Eden Hazard has offered some insight into why Chelsea fell short last season.
Having won the Premier League title in the 2014/15 campaign, the Blues had a season to forget, finishing tenth – the worst table position in the Roman Abramovich era.
On a personal level, Hazard was disappointing. The Belgian wasn’t able to find the back of the net in the league until April; but it has been a different story this term.
Hazard has bagged 15 in the Premier League, his best goal haul since his arrival in England. His influence has been a major factor in our success.
He is, without doubt, one of the best players in the world, which is why it’s difficult to figure out what went wrong last season. Hazard has provided us with the answers.
Speaking to the BBC, Hazard blamed a lack of motivation and fitness for our shortfalls, and emphasised the need to start quickly next season. There have certainly been no issues with either under Antonio Conte’s stewardship.