Maurizio Sarri says 'Europe's best' Eden Hazard can score 40 goals - but is it realistic?
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard can score 40 goals a season with one simple change.
Maurizio Sarri manager of Chelsea congratulates Eden Hazard on his hat-trick as fans and coaching staff give a standing ovation during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge
Hazard scored a fine hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Cardiff City on Saturday which moved the Blues to the top of the Premier League on goal difference. Hazard is now the top scorer in the Premier League with five goals from five games.
Sarri revealed that he told the Belgian to save energy and to focus on performing only in the final third of the pitch.
Yesterday I said to him that for me you can score 40 goals, but you have to spend less energy far from goal and you have to play in the last 25 metres of the field.I think that he can spend less energy than he does now at 50 to 60 metres from the opposite goal. In these actions I think he spends a lot of energy, and he can have more energy in the last 25 metres.