Hazard explains major difference between Conte and Mourinho

Date published: Wednesday 1st February 2017 4:56

Eden Hazard has revealed that league leaders Chelsea do more tactical work under Antonio Conte than they did under Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian has tipped Manchester United to finish the season strongly, but has discussed at length the main differences between his current and former boss.

“In tactics and training we do more with Conte,” Hazard told Sky Sports.

“We work a lot of tactical positions and we know exactly what we have to do on the pitch, where I have to go and where the defenders have to go.

“We know exactly what to do. With Mourinho, he put in a system but we didn’t work lots. We know what to do because we play football, but maybe the automatisms were a little bit different.

“With Mourinho, Nemanja Matic was behind me in the season when we won the title and sometimes I stayed in front and Matic did the job.

“With Conte it’s different. I close more inside because Marcos Alonso is there as a wing-back. I just need to be ready to counter-attack if we get the ball.”

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