Gary Neville critical of Chelsea and Eden Hazard - here's why

Eden Hazard Dribbling

On Monday Night Football with Sky Sports, former Manchester United captain targeted Jose Mourinho's Chelsea team for criticism.

Chelsea squandered a 1-0 lead over Manchester United at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal's side battled to the end of the game to secure a point, courtesy of a 90th minute Robin van Persie goal.

The Blues held a lead for 37 minutes, after Didier Drogba's goal just before the hour mark.

The result did little for Chelsea's position in the Premier League as the West Londoners retained their stranglehold over the top spot, with a four point cushion over Southampton.

Chelsea also have one of the highest goal differences, with a positive score of 15.

However, they have still been subject to criticism by former Manchester United right back and current Sky Sports analyst Gary Neville.

The Englishman accused Eden Hazard of "slightly showboating", while claiming Chelsea also lacked the killer instinct to leave Old Trafford with maximum points, instead of just the one.

“I was semi-critical of Chelsea a few weeks ago away at Manchester City because when City went down to 10 men I thought they let City off the hook," said Neville.

“At 1-0 up, I think Chelsea let United off the hook, I really do. There was a mentality shift if you look at the average positions for the first 53 minutes of the match compared to the period from minute 54 to 67 when John Obi Mikel came on.

“It was not the manager changing it, but a mentality shift of the current players on the pitch who had worked themselves into a 1-0 position. They sat deeper.

“If you look at the possession against Manchester City, in the 10 minutes before the goal and the 10 minutes after the goal it’s staggering. They went from 55% possession in the 10 minutes before the goal to 26% possession in the 10 minutes after - and City had 10 men. That can’t be an instruction from the manager.

“Yesterday they went from 64% to 45%. They switch off. Something happens for them.”

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