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Chelsea fans on Twitter are not best pleased that Maurizio Sarri has fielded Eden Hazard as a false 9 for the second game running.

The Belgian started through the middle against Manchester City last week, and it was a move that paid off. However, we thought that it was Sarri adapting for a contest with arguably the best team in Europe, rather than a complete alteration of the system.

While Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud haven’t been able to find any sort of consistency this term, both Hazard and Pedro have been used in this role in the past, with very little success. Perhaps Sarri is the man to finally crack the code?

We have faith in Sarri, and Hazard, but there’s a fair few Chelsea fans on Twitter who are not convinced. They haven’t shied away from sharing their displeasure that today’s team, either. Have a look at this…

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1 year ago

If necessary to make him a false 9 would yield result, why not. Such was done during Conte regime, and was successful. Hazard himself is not complaining, as some expected. The playing system now may favour Hazard in that position. Remember you have no reliable striker. If either of the… Read more »