Eden Hazard rescues point for Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri abandons philosophy

Posted March 11, 2019

Despite having 22 shots on goal, Chelsea had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the newly-promoted outfit.

"He is able to play it one-touch, but you need movement from the other players".

Chelsea badly needed a win in their quest for a top-four finish and a defeat would have heaped even more pressure back on head coach Maurizio Sarri, who was again barracked by frustrated fans.

"We made a lot of mistakes but we deserved to win", Sarri said.

The Italian global was substituted with 18 minutes left to play and was greeted with cheers at Stamford Bridge by fans who do not seem to like him.

"It is very hard to play against 10 opponents in the last 25 metres". We played at five touches.

"For many years, [people] were not happy because Chelsea were winning without playing very good football and now Chelsea is playing very good football and sometimes we don't win so people are not happy". We need to improve in this kind of situation.

"Then, for the last 20 minutes, Jorginho is not suitable for a 4-2-3-1, so (taking him off) was a outcome of changing system, not the performance".

"Hazard is a great player who can solve the situation in any moment, but during the match he was like the other players". It's not easy of course, the problem wasn't the system but our way of playing.

"We needed to move faster and needed more movement without the ball".

But Wolves turned the game around and caught us on two deadly counter attacks, leaving us beaten and Maurizio Sarri in trouble.

"We keep going, get back training and try to win some games". "It's very hard to score if you do".