Sarri look­ing for Haz­ard’s re­turn

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER LEAGUE: Mau­r­izio Sarri took en­cour­age­ment from Chelsea’s free-scor­ing form with­out Eden Haz­ard - but is not about to start rest­ing his star man when he is fit again.

Haz­ard sat out a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive match with a back prob­lem as Sarri’s side thumped Burn­ley 4-0 and is a doubt for Wed­nes­day’s Carabao Cup fourth-round clash with Derby.

The goals were spread around at Turf Moor, with Al­varo Mo­rata scor­ing one of sev­eral golden chances in the first pe­riod be­fore Ross Barkley, Wil­lian and Ruben Lof­tus-Cheek chipped in with sec­ond-half goals, the lat­ter mak­ing it four in a week af­ter his Europa League hat-trick.

Chelsea boss Sarri said: “I want Haz­ard in every match if it’s pos­si­ble be­cause we have a lot of very good play­ers but Haz­ard I think is some­thing dif­fer­ent.

“I am very happy be­cause the team was able to score seven goals in two matches with­out Haz­ard.

“It’s a very good sign. I want Eden as soon as pos­si­ble. I don’t know for Wed­nes­day but I hope for Sun­day.”

It was an­other chas­ten­ing af­ter­noon for Burn­ley, who have now con­ceded nine goals in two games af­ter last week­end’s 5-0 thump­ing at Manch­ester City.

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