Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has been called out by the club former manager, Glenn Hoddle for leaving Eden Hazard out of the game during their clash against Frankfurt on Thursday.
Hazard was on the bench on Thursday when his side was held to a draw in Germany in their Europa League semi-final.
Sarri had stated that the playmaker needs rest, but Hoddle thinks Hazard should be in the squad.
“I really for the life of me can’t understand why you wouldn’t play your best player in this semi-final.”
“They will only find out how important Hazard is after he is gone, unfortunately, because he is that good a player.”
“But let’s face it, without him in the first half they were ordinary.”
“What he does brilliantly is you can give him the ball and he will draw three players over to him and he can get you up the pitch.”
“But he has goals in him and has got end product in there and around the penalty area. He is a danger.”
“He has got everything going forward, possibly not all the time he doesn’t track back, but they will miss him.”
“I actually think that he could be even better as a No. 10 with two holding midfield players behind him.”
“You could then just say to him go and play and he might get that if he goes to Real Madrid, unfortunately.”