Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has opted for the 3-5-2 formation this season with Eden Hazard playing upfront alongside Alvaro Morata.
According to Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law, when Chelsea play the 3-5-2 system, you can stop Chelsea if you manage to stop Hazard. Law believes the 3-5-2 system puts more pressure on Hazard to deliver.
Speaking on the Sunday Supplement, Law said: “They [Chelsea] played really badly, started off really slow and they keep conceding the first goal. The worrying thing is that it’s getting to the stage where if you stop [Eden] Hazard, you stop Chelsea.
“He’s changed the system, taking Pedro and Willian out of the team and he’s playing Hazard alongside Alvaro Morata which puts so much pressure on Hazard. If you get him on a quiet day or you manage to stop him, they just fall down in the last third and that’s what happened against West Ham.”