Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, pointed the finger at Eden Hazard, during his 50-minute long dressing room inquest, after Chelsea’s embarrassing defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
Sarri kept the players locked in the dressing room after the 4-0 loss, even asking the rest of the coaching staff and physios to leave, so he could be alone with the players.
Speaking afterwards, the Italian said he “wanted to talk to them alone, without anybody else” as he attempted to “understand” why they had performed so badly in the second half.
Now details of what Sarri said to the squad have started to emerge, with The UK Telegraph reporting that Sarri singled out Hazard for his role in the defeat.
Sarri accused the Belgian of not following his instructions and playing how he wanted to, rather than doing what he had been told.
The former Napoli boss hinted at his unhappiness with Hazard’s recent displays earlier this month, saying he was “more an individual player than a leader.”