Eden Hazard is generally at the centre of proceedings when Manchester United meet Chelsea because Jose Mourinho is obsessed with how to stop the Belgian hurting his side.
Mourinho of course has unique insight into the workings of this Blues side, as well as an added desire to get one over his former employers and that generally leads to Hazard being the subject of special attention – man-marking or tactical fouling – when United and Chelsea face off.
Antonio Conte’s major tactical decision ahead of the Wembley showpiece final could have a major impact on how well Hazard is able to affect the game.
The Italian can choose to field Tiemoue Bakayoko and go for a more sturdy 3-5-1-1, that allows Hazard greater freedom but also places greater emphasis on him to produce, while potentially making it easier for United’s massed midfield ranks to crowd him out.
Or, he opens the game out, fielding Willian as part of a 3-4-2-1, while allows Hazard greater freedom to drift in from the left, but risks allowing his midfield duo being overwhelmed by United’s three, cutting off the supply altogether.
It’s a tricky call so we put the question to you and the response was fairly conclusive; 74 of Blues fans want Willian to get the nod.
You can see the full results of the poll below as Chelsea fans urge Conte to be bold…