Maurizio Sarri Eden Hazard Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard says he is more suited to the philosophy of Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri than former boss Jose Mourinho.

Sarri admitted after Sunday’s 6-0 defeat at Manchester City that his position at Chelsea is under scrutiny, with his side dropping out of the top four after three league defeats in their last four games.

The Italian also said after Sunday’s thrashing that he would welcome a call from club owner Roman Abrahmovic, but conceded it was unlikely as he never “hears from him” – raising questions over his future.

Hazard, who was the subject of public criticism from Sarri in January, previously expressed his regret at how his time with Mourinho ended at Chelsea and said he wants to work with the coach again.

However, the Belgium international forward admits he shares more similarities with Sarri, telling Chelsea’s official website: “All the managers I’ve played for have given me something.

“From when I started with Claude Puel at Lille, to now with Maurizio Sarri. They all see football in different ways which is why I’m the player I am. They have all given me important advice.

“Jose Mourinho was special, but the way Sarri and Rudi Garcia [former Lille coach] like to play is more like my philosophy of football, but they’ve all given me a lot.”

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