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Chelsea news: Eden Hazard reveals Maurizio Sarri frustrations and talks Antonio Conte feud

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has endured a mixed season under Sarri since the Italian replaced Conte as manager back in the summer.

The Belgium international started the season in fine fettle on the wing, providing hope the west London outfit could somehow win the Premier League title.

But, since Sarri has chosen to use Hazard as Chelsea’s main striker, the 27-year-old’s form has tailed off.

Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal has seen the Blues thrust into the spotlight, with Sarri also under pressure.

And Hazard has now revealed he is regularly frustrating his manager, while playing down his feud with predecessor Conte.

“I did not get frustrated under Conte,” he told France Football.

“In my career, I frustrated all my coaches.

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“And here, Sarri, I still frustrate him.

“Jose Mourinho, I frustrated him.

“They think that it is necessary to mark more, to do more here, more that.

“And the next one I will have, I will frustrate him too.”

Meanwhile, Premier League legend Alan Shearer thinks Hazard is NOT right for Chelsea up top.

And he believes that, should the Blues sign Gonzalo Higuain, that should see the Blues’ No 10 return to form.

“While you have to look at the players, the Chelsea boss has to look at himself as well,” Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun.

“The loss also summed up why Sarri’s side are the lowest scorers in the Premier League’s top six, with 40 goals in 23 games.

“They are crying out for a top striker and must hope that Gonzalo Higuain can make the difference.

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“Because there is no way that centre-forward is Eden Hazard’s best position — and you can tell he does not enjoy playing there.

“The Belgian might offer you glimpses of brilliance there every now and again but you will not get the best out of him using him in that role.

“Hazard likes to have free rein, whether that’s coming in from the left or behind the front man.

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