Eden Hazard tells Sarri his team selection- Jamie Carragher makes bold claim

Eden Hazard Olivier Giroud

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Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has made ba old statement claiming Chelsea star Eden Hazard prefer playing alongside Olivier Giroud and not Alvaro Morata upfront.

Carragher who is a pundit for Sky Sport revealed Hazard has told Sarri he prefers NOT to play with one team-mates.

The Belgium star scored a hat-trick, with Giroud providing an assist for his first two goals over the weekend and Hazard believes the former Arsenal man is the best target man around even better than his national teammate Remolu Lukaku.

He said: “He’s a target man, maybe the best in the world. I think so. When he gets the ball, he can hold it and we can go with him.

“For us, he’s a player to play with. When Alvaro was playing it is completely different, he’s a different player with different qualities, and it’s good to have two good strikers in the team.”

Watford striker Troy Deeney was working alongside Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme yesterday.

Deeney has compared Giroud and Hazard to the former England and Liverpool duo Emile Heskey and Michael Owen.

“With Giroud there, he gives Hazard that licence,” Deeney said.

“Olivier Giroud is always going to occupy at least two defenders with his size, with his frame, the way he can bring the ball down.

“He’s not the slowest of people as well, he’s got everything to his game.

“You talk about Heskey and Owen, Owen’s always said how good Heskey was for him, and it’s the same there.

“I’ve been in that role sometimes, with (Odion) Ighalo and myself.

Chelsea will kick-start their Europa League campaign against Greek side PAOK on Thursday as Maurizio Sarri looks to continue his winning momentum having won five games to stay at the top of the Premier League log.



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