Former Liverpool star claims that the Chelsea star has started to wonder if life elsewhere would be better after a dismal performance at the Etihad.
The Blues were outclassed, out-passed, out-scored and couldn’t even manage a shot on target against Manchester City, with Antonio Conte opting to re-use the same formula that held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw. However, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan, Pep Guardiola’s men had the creative prowess and energy to outclass the reigning Premier League Champions.
This has seen Chelsea draw a lot of criticism from fans, critics and a few players have even questioned manager Antonio Conte’s strategies against the league leaders. The loss makes it Chelsea’s fourth in their last five top-flight matches, and they now sit fifth and a massive 25 points behind Manchester City. However, with Real Madrid looks insistently towards Eden Hazard to replace their everpresent but now aging talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea’s struggles both in the league and elsewhere have only increased with the rumors.
But now former Liverpool star Jaimie Carragher feels that the Stamford Bridge side are not giving Hazard another choice especially with performances like that against Manchester City. “He’s the star player at Chelsea, but there has always been talk of him moving on,” the former England defender said talking to Sky Sports.
“I have no doubt that at the end of that game, as soon as he got on that coach or got home, he will have been right on the phone to his agent saying, ‘get me out of here’. He will have been that frustrated thinking, ‘I should be playing in this team, they’ve got the ball. I should be playing in a team that actually dominates the game’.
Eden Hazard running around up there on his own, not getting a kick of the ball. You want to show everyone in the world watching how good of a player he is. I think they will have a major problem keeping him after that.”
Jamie Carragher is absolutely right, especially now with the rumors between Eden Hazard and Real Madrid building up. The Blues are struggling and they need to find a solution and find one fast, especially given the fact that there are only 9 games left for them to make sure they end up in the top four.