Chelsea Legend Backs Hazard in False-Nine Role

Chelsea Linked With Shock Move For Premier League Striker

He came off the bench in the cup win over Bournemouth in midweek to combine with Eden Hazard for his goal and his intelligent link up play may be needed to breakthrough Leicester.

"Yes, we are (confident)", Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was quoted by Sky Sports as saying when asked if he felt they were confident of keeping the striker.

Eden Hazard has the potential to become Chelsea's greatest player ever according to Gianfranco Zola.

Bournemouth looked risky on the break and Callum Wilson ran through on goal in the 17th minute but pulled his shot wide.

Visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc was in fine form throughout and Chelsea's luck looked to be out when Ruben Loftus-Cheek struck the woodwork early in the second half.

But then Chelsea swooped, signing him for £35 million.

Sarri said. "We have a tactical problem with the midfielders".

"He is an important player for us".

"The difference was the changes we made".

Another player who caught Zola's eye was England midfielder Loftus-Cheek. 'I wasn't here last season, so I don't know why Eden told people this. Certainly Callum Wilson is doing very well for that club.

"He was getting exhausted but was disciplined..."

"He's a very good midfielder but he is suitable for a midfield two because with a three he is not really a central midfielder or suitable for centre right or centre left". However, with Liverpool and Manchester City beginning to pull away into a two-horse race for the title, Chelsea and Sarri would be very happy to secure a top-four spot this season.

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck took a page in the programme to condemn racism and the atmosphere in the ground was lively but appeared good humoured with no added security in evidence.

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