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Watch: Maurizio Sarri Admits He "Can't Do Anything" To Keep Majestic Hazard

Watch: Maurizio Sarri Admits He "Can't Do Anything" To Keep Majestic Hazard

Sometime's Maurizio Sarri would be better off using the language barrier to his advantage when Sky Sports Geoff Shreeves comes-a-calling.

The Italian has this unbelievable knack of spilling every thought he has in his head to the reporter's windshielded mic head after games and the tactic hasn't exactly gone swimmingly to date.

Tonight, we had another cringe-worthy example, during his post-match interview after an Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea overcame West Ham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian lit up the King's Road stadium with what can only be described as a mesmeric performance, slaloming his way through a bewildered Hammers defence to open the scoring in the 24th minute before firing past Lukasz Fabianski in injury time to seal all three points.

When asked about the prospects of Hazard swapping the Blues for a transfer to Real Madrid at the end of the season, Sarri didn't exactly fill the Chelsea faithful with confidence.

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Whilst talk of a £100 million price tag being laughable may sound defiant, the conversation was an admission in itself that the former Napoli boss is already preparing for life without his talented playmaker, and he more or less underscored, highlighted and asterisked the fact with what he said when asked could he do anything to prevent him leaving.

I cannot do anything I think.

The club agrees with me. But if Eden wants to make another experience, it's very difficult to keep him I think.

We are trying to improve. we are trying to become one of the best teams in England. And in Europe by consequence.

But I have to respect his decision.

Way to go down fighting for your man, Maurizio.

Chelsea moves to third in the table after tonight's victory, leapfrogging Arsenal and Spurs.

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Aaron Strain

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