Frank Lampard has said that Eden Hazard almost derailed the Blues season half way through the campaign,
However, he was quickly dealt with by manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea suffered a 2-1 loss to Arsenal yesterday with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey canceled out Diego Costa’s effort to bring the Blues back into the game.
Hazard, however, was pretty much anonymous during the match despite having a stellar Premier League campaign, and Lampard has now revealed that Conte had to get tough with him when he started acting up in training.
‘Antonio Conte took on a team in a bad place and there were a few individuals who had their worst seasons in Chelsea shirts and he fixed it,’ Lampard told the BBC.
‘Mid-season there were rumours that Eden Hazard was being a bit difficult on the training field but Conte dealt with it immediately.
‘He came down on it with an iron fist and then he put an arm around him and that has brought the best out in him.
‘With the older players, you just want honesty from the manager and that is what has happened with John Terry – he laid it on the line early with John and that has really helped with his season.’
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