Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri sends message to Eden Hazard and opens up on partnership

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has opened up on working alongside Eden Hazard since taking over at the club this summer.

The Italian has managed to get the best out of the forward so far this season.

Hazard has netted seven goals in nine appearances across all competitions.

And that has seen the 27-year-old compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But Sarri insists Hazard can still improve his game and needs to become a but more aggressive.

“He can improve if he becomes a little bit more aggressive”

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

“It is easy to stimulate Hazard – as long as you let him have fun,” he told Sky Sports.

“He’s very easy, it didn’t need strategies from me.

“He doesn’t get influenced by the media and what happens around him. As long as he’s having fun and he plays. And he loves playing football.

“But you need important objectives for important players.

Chelsea news: Eden Hazard has impressed for the Blues this seasonGETTY

Chelsea news: Eden Hazard has impressed for the Blues this season
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“And he can improve if he becomes a little bit more aggressive and gives the best of himself.”

Sarri also admits he is a little surprised at how quickly his Chelsea side have adapted to his tactics.

“Yes I am surprised,” he explained.

“I’m very lucky to have players of such quality and we’re very lucky to have this positive start because of the players.

“It’s true it’s a different style to last season but this team is full of players who are suitable to my style of play.”

Chelsea return to action on Sunday when they travel to take on Southampton in the Premier League (2.15pm).

The Blues are unbeaten this season and will look to continue their good form at St Mary’s.

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