Eden Hazard, who has found his feet this season, seems to have taken a dig at his former boss Jose Mourinho.
Eden Hazard, who just helped his side beat Burnley 3-0 this weekend, spoke in a post-match conference and revealed that he is happy to be working under new manager Antonio Conte.
Speaking to Chelsea TV, the 25-year-old mentioned that Antonio Conte understands the squad better as he was once a football player himself, unlike Jose Mourinho, who is one of the only managers around that never played as a professional footballer.
Hazard stated: “He’s (Conte) tried to give us confidence. He knows players because he used to be one.
He added: “We had one bad season but we are trying to do better. He tries to motivate us and we are giving everything.
“He told me to sometimes to go inside, sometimes to stay wide and open up the game. He wants me to score some goals and make a difference.”
Hazard found the net twice this weekend, a third of his total goal tally last season. He wasn’t in good form last season under Jose Mourinho, and failed to help his team get into a Champions League spot. The Blues finished 10th last season, which also saw the sacking of Mourinho.
The Special One has since went on to be announced as the new manager of Manchester United, replacing Louis Van Gaal – who was sacked from the position shortly after he managed United to the FA Cup trophy.
Mourinho and his side have already won the first three matches of the season, and fans are opening up towards the prospect of the first place finish.
This season looks to be one of the most exciting ever, with Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Claudio Ranieri, and Antonio Conte all battling out for the Premier League title.