How Eden Hazard Reacted After Conte Subbed Him

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Antonio Conte and his men were humiliated by Man City last night in a 1-0 defeat away from home, which has undeniably supplied the tactician enough pressure.

The Blues swarmed the Etihad stadium in their false-nine system, with Eden Hazard up front alongside Pedro and Willian.

Nevertheless, the No.10 looked remote and annoyed throughout the entirety of ninety minutes, as he failed to have an impact on the fixture.

The Mancunians made a mess out of Conte’s tactics, but the Italian refused to make an offensive substitution any earlier than the 80th-minute mark of the match, despite his side’s lacklustre performance in terms of offensive plays.

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Regardless, the Belgian forward was clearly frustrated, as his boss’ tactics were fragmented by Guardiola’s men. Much owing to that fact, the winger refused to shake hands with the gaffer on the touchline after being substituted in the final minute, storming past Conte chin down.

This unusual behaviour from the talisman has shaken the Chelsea adherents and raised doubts about the plausibility of his departure from the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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Nonetheless, Chelsea have now lost four of their last five Premier League outings.

With the second leg of the Champions League fixture against Barcelona closing in, the ex-Juventus boss could focus on that match solely, in order to produce an advantageous result that could save him from the scrutiny he is under as of now.

 

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