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Eden Hazard
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Eden Hazard of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Eden Hazard is a better player when he plays as a winger rather than a number 10.

The Belgian star has been one of the biggest under performers for the Premier League champions this season.

Even though Hazard prefers to play in a central attacking role, Mourinho believes he is best suited as a winger.

“I think his best position is the position where last season he was the player of the season,” Mourinho said.

“There he can attack defenders more in an individual way. When he gets the ball it’s more about him attacking the right-back and the right-back is always in trouble against a player who has his best quality in a one-against-one.

during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on November 21, 2015 in London, England.
during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on November 21, 2015 in London, England.

“When he plays at number 10 he gets into areas where sometimes he is surrounded by teams with two or three players in the same zone.”

“Many times he receives the ball with his back to the opponents and I know he can turn well but I also know that players can be very aggressive with him and press him from behind and make lots of fouls like he always had,” he added.

“He can do both things. Let’s see match after match what we think is the best for him it depends on what we want for the game.”