Chelsea fans urge Conte never to play Hazard up front again

Eden Hazard cut a frustrated figure as Chelsea rolled over against Manchester City last Sunday.

The Belgian superstar was the furthest forward player Conte put onto the pitch, fielded as a false 9, but saw little of the ball as the Blues sauntered at the Etihad, seemingly content to avoid a thrashing.

He was simply not involved in the play, and even said that he could have played for three more hours and still not touched the ball.

Chelsea shared footage of Hazard on their Twitter account on Thursday, showing a promotional video that charted his career so far, and his journey from young player to Stamford Bridge talisman.

The response from the Chelsea fans was pretty unanimous. They do not want him to play as a false nine again, and it is difficult to dispute that he influences the game more from wide areas.

We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…