Hazard looks to carry Belgium form over to Chelsea

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After the 2015/16 Premier League season, everyone, Eden Hazard included, wanted to quickly forget the Belgian’s nightmare of a campaign.

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The 25-year-old has bounced back in a big way though, giving Chelsea a more solid option in the attack under Antonio Conte. Hazard has already notched two goals for the Blues in 2016, after having only totaled four for the preceding season.

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Typically employed as a left winger, Hazard told the Daily Mail that he would prefer to play a more central role as a No. 10.

“I like to play as a No 10,” Hazard said. “I think I have more freedom offensively. For Belgium, we have full backs who run hard and create a lot of space, which is good and I like to play there.

“I don’t know if I will play there at Chelsea. You need to ask the manager! I play on the left hand side and I try to do the best I can.”

Hazard is coming off of an impressive international break with his Red Devils, where the dynamic winger netted goals against Bosnia and Gibraltar in a pair of dominating Belgium victories.

The attacker vowed to bring his strong form back to Chelsea regardless of which position Conte evaluates him at.

“I think I have more freedom offensively,” Hazard said. “For Belgium, we have full-backs who run hard and create a lot of space, which is good and I like to play there.

“I did well in the past as a left winger, though, and for now I am trying to get back to that best again.”