Chelsea superstar, Eden Hazard has expressed pessimism on his new role under manager Maurizio Sarri, noting that it would be a herculean job for the Italian to transform him to a prolific false nine as he did to Dries Mertens at Napoli.
Hazard’s brace at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day saw him past the 100 mark for the Blues after he was made to play as false 9 under Sarri for the fourth consecutive time in Premier League.
The new formation has produced three goals and three assists for the Belgian skipper which has raised hope that he could become prolific scorer like Dries did for Napoli in 2016-17 season.
Hazard however feels he plays better as a playmaker.
“Dries is more of a striker than me.I am more like a playmaker.
“Since I started [playing] football I like to come and touch the ball. Dries is not like this, he just wants to stay in the box. That’s why he scores a lot of goals.
“We are different, but I know Sarri likes to change some positions and that happens sometimes,” Hazard said according to ESPN.