Haz­ard is help­ful

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MAU­R­IZIO Sarri likes to play Eden Haz­ard as Chelsea’s “false nine” for a bet­ter bal­ance de­fen­sively.

Chelsea’s re­liance on Haz­ard was ev­i­dent again in Sat­ur­day’s 2-1 win over New­cas­tle.

The 28-year-old Bel­gian cre­ated the de­ci­sive goal, scored bril­liantly by Wil­lian.

Sarri i s i ncreas­ingly favour­ing an at­tack­ing fo­cal point of Haz­ard.

“We are do­ing very well and one of the rea­sons is that Eden is in t hat po­si­tion,” Sarri said.

Haz­ard last sea­son ex­pressed frus­tra­tion about be­ing de­ployed as Chelsea’s “false nine”.

How­ever, Sarri in­sisted the Bel­gian liked it after be­ing asked to play there in De­cem­ber.

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