Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard blasts Antonio Conte tactics after Manchester City defeat

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard blasts Antonio Conte tactics after Manchester City defeat

The Spanish manager arrived at the Etihad Campus on Monday morning following a triumphant four days which saw them collect six points from games against Arsenal and reigning champions Chelsea. We are so far so good in terms of we drop points but after a lot of wins in a row but especially I think it is a outcome of the way we play today.

Gundogan has experienced something similar before when he helped Borussia Dortmund win their domestic title in 2011/12. Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion distanced themselves from the relegation scrap, while Manchester City all but prised the league title from Chelsea's grasp.

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard blasts Antonio Conte tactics after Manchester City defeat
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard blasts Antonio Conte tactics after Manchester City defeat

"Hazard is not a centre-forward, I don't believe", Wise told Premier League Daily on Sky Sports. Obviously we want to win it and if we do, when that happens is not really in our hands, but you need rhythm, and to always play seriously. "Twenty-five points is a big gap and I think that we can have a regret for the other games but not for this". I think the target was to be solid at the end and try to score at the end. I think we tried to not concede the space for a long part of the match and that was good.

A fourth defeat in five Premier League games leaves Chelsea's ambitions of Champions League football next season in serious peril. If you are able to win the league quite early, you can lose that seriousness for the Champions League, maybe. Yet the team had the belief to fight back with three goals in the final 30 minutes to win 3-1, go top of the standings by three points, and continue its march to the title.


This was no mutiny from Chelsea - the players, in fact, were carrying out their coach's instructions to the letter - but a passive acceptance of its place below City in English soccer's realigned hierarchy this season. We will just do our best to keep winning games.

"I think in this moment you have to accept every criticism but I am not so stupid to play against Manchester City open and to lose 3-0 or 4-0", the Chelsea manager said.


Gundogan said: "It was a great game from our side - we were dominant and created, especially in the first half when we had very good chances". The quicker we do that the better. I think he knows he's going to go, I think the players know he is going to go, so the players are like "all right, we'll regroup next season".

We'll leave you to decide; perhaps it could be both?


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