Hazard explains Chelsea sudden dip in form - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/02/2018

Eden Hazard explains the reason why Chelsea is struggling to win games in their recent outing.

Hazard admits changes to the winning team of the Premier League under manager Antonio Conte’s debut season has played a major role in Chelsea disastrous season.

Conte championed Chelsea to the Premier League title after finishing the previous campaign poor under Jose Mourinho but the loss of striker Diego Costa, Midfielder Nemanja Matic and Nathan Ake affected the team’s performance in a negative way and their replacement with Premier League novices has not helped the team the arrival of

Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Davide Zappacosta could help the team to restore its pride and has subjected Conte to intense pressure.

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Hazard believes too much tweaking has been blamed for the reversal in fortune, with Belgian forward Hazard telling ESPN FC on the evolution at Stamford Bridge: "We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different.

"That's why we love football - if there is only one team that wins it would be boring. That's why football is special. You never know what's going to happen, especially in England."

Keeping things interesting can often be considered a good thing, but many Chelsea fans would probably take “boring” over another period of instability and confusion.

Their season is not lost, though, and can still be salvaged if everybody starts to pull in the same direction.

The Blues remain inside the Premier League’s four, through to the fifth round of the FA Cup and the last 16 of the Champions League, giving them plenty to play for.

Managing that schedule could, however, prove tricky, with Hazard conceding that Chelsea found the going easier last season as they were free of European commitments.

He added: "I think the Premier League is difficult.

"It's hard to win every year. Last year we didn't have the Champions League. This year we have less time to be ready for the games. Every week there are three games."

The Premier Champions will be up against West Bromwich Albion, and Hull City in the FA Cup and Barcelona in the Champions League and also face back to back game with Manchester United and the league pacesetter Manchester City.