Eden Hazard has admitted that he prefers Maurizio Sarri’s style of football to what was attainable at Stamford Bridge in the past.
The Belgian has played key roles in Chelsea’s successes recently under previous managers in the likes of Benitez, Mourinho, and Antonio Conte.
The player believes that Sarri’s style of play nicknamed ‘Sarriball’ suits his way of playing at Stamford Bridge.
“I like to have the ball,” he told Chelsea TV. “Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres.
“I like this type of game, it’s completely different from Antonio Conte or [Jose] Mourinho before. Like I say, we have more of the ball so for me it’s not bad.”
Chelsea went through what could be described as low key transfer window with just the arrivals of Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga, while Kovacic joined on loan from Real Madrid.
According to Hazard, Kovacic and Jorginho have made a significant impact as the club is yet to lose points after 4 Premier League games.
“I think the big difference is we bring in two players, Jorginho and Kovacic, and they are completely different,” he added.
“Of course, they want to keep the ball, we just try to keep the ball more often, and then when we have the chance to score we just need to score. But when we have more of the ball we can have more danger.
“At the moment we are okay, we are winning games, I think we are playing good football, so I’m enjoying it. I want to keep this momentum. The bad thing is now we go to the national team, we want to just keep playing with Chelsea and win games!”