Hazard: Conte Works On Tactics More Than Mourinho Harder

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Antonio Conte works harder on the tactical side of the game than Jose Mourinho does, according to Eden Hazard.

Mourinho was fired in December 2015, with Guus Hiddink taking over on a temporary basis, before Antonio Conte took over after the Euro 2016.

Chelsea’s start to the season was slow, but that is a distant memory with Chelsea top of the logs and Hazard says the players know what is expected of them.

He told Sky Sports: “In tactics and training we do more with Conte.

“We work a lot of tactical positions and we know exactly what we have to do on the pitch, where I have to go and where the defenders have to go.

“We know exactly what to do. With Mourinho, he put in a system but we didn’t work lots. We know what to do because we play football, but maybe the automatisms were a little bit different.

“With Mourinho, Nemanja Matic was behind me in the season when we won the title and sometimes I stayed in front and Matic did the job.

“With Conte it’s different. I close more inside because Marcos Alonso is there as a wing-back. I just need to be ready to counter-attack if we get the ball.”

Hazard endured a testing 2015-16 campaign, but has returned to form this season with nine goals in 25 appearances.



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