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Stats show Chelsea were better WITHOUT Eden Hazard last season

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Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard both left Chelsea this summer.

Sarri left Chelsea to become manager of Juventus on a three-year deal. The 60-year-old joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018 and led them to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge. He signed a three-year contract worth over €6m per year plus bonuses.

Hazard, meanwhile, joined Real Madrid and signed a contract until 2024. La Liga giants paid £130 million for Hazard, finally ending over a year of speculation.

The Italian was introduced to Juventus fans as a manager for the first time and fired a parting shot at the Belgium international.

“We had to accommodate Hazard’s characteristics, as he could change the game, but also his presence caused issues in defending that we had to work on,” he admitted.

According to the latest stats, provided by The Sun, Hazard had a negative effect on the Blues.

Defensively Chelsea conceded 0.6 goals-per-game when Hazard did not appear but shipped a goal-a-game when he did figure.

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