1. Eden Hazard needs to be the centre of attention – find out six more things we’ve learned about Chelsea over the past five days by clicking the arrow above
The Belgium international has spent much of the season disappointing on the left wing, but in the 1-0 win against Norwich, Mourinho handed him the no.10 role – and it looked to have had a significant impact on his confidence. The Portuguese manager, however, opted to play Oscar in the attacking midfield position against Maccabi Tel Aviv, with Hazard returning to the left wing and, consequently, he had a far quieter game than at the weekend. As with all players with a sizeable reputation, they need to be the focal point of the team – which is why Cristiano Ronaldo may have been left frustrated by Gareth Bale’s arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu – and out on the flank, it’s all too easy for Hazard to drift out of the game. Mourinho may therefore have to play the 24-year-old in a no.10 role if last season’s PFA Player of the Year is to return to form.
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Chelsea put an end to their winless run in the Premier League by sealing a 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon and followed this up by closing in on progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Diego Costa scored his first goal in seven games to clinch the three points against the Canaries, while Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas finally expressed signs of confidence returning to their performances.
And there were more talking points against Maccabi Tele Aviv, including Willian’s sublime free kick record.
But what has really been learned in the Blues’ back-to-back wins?
Take a look at seven things learned about Chelsea over the past five days by clicking the yellow arrow above, right…