Eden Hazard explains how Conte is different to Mourinho


Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has opened out the difference between the current Blues boss Antonio Conte and his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager led Chelsea to three Premier League titles during his two separate spells at Stamford Bridge, but it all came crashing down last season as he got prematurely sacked following an abysmal first half of the Premier League campaign.

Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea came to an unfortunate end.

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink took over in a care-taker’s role but was replaced by Antonio Conte once the season came to a close with the Blues finishing 10th.

The 46-year-old Italian has now led Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table, targeting his first trophy at the club and in this country.

Antonio Conte is still open to win a double on his first season at Chelsea.

Hazard has revealed that he has always enjoyed time working with both managers, but explains where the two great coaches differ from each other.

“They have different methods. Conte works a great deal on tactics but Mourinho let it be.

For me, I had great moments with Mourinho for two years and this year with Conte everything is going very well. I always take the positive from coaches.

“The two are different managers. They have always won, here and in the past. Many people said I didn’t listen to Mourinho, but that’s not the case.

“It’s not at all the case, I’ve always had a lot of respect for him.”

– Eden Hazard, Telefoot

Hazard has been on fire this term scoring 14 league goals and assisting five more, getting his name on the PFA’s Team of the Year alongside three other Chelsea stars.