Jose Mourinho has his say on Chelsea star Eden Hazard's best position

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Last season's Player of the Year has endured a tough start to the new campaign, but his boss reckons he knows what he needs to do to get back to his best.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has explained that he believes that, despite Eden Hazard's desire to feature in a more central role, the Belgian's best position is out on the left wing, the Daily Mail reports.

The 24-year-old managed to persuade his manager to move him into the number 10 role in the Blues' most recent clash, the Mail claim. And while the Premier League champions saw off Norwich City to end their three-game losing streak in the top flight, Mourinho is adamant that he sees his talisman's future elsewhere.

"I think his best position is the position where last season he was the player of the season," he said.

"There he can attack defenders more in an individual way. When he gets the ball it's more about him attacking the right back and the right back is always in trouble against a player who has his best quality in a one-against-one.

"When he plays at No 10 he gets into areas where sometimes he is surrounded by teams with two or three players in the same zone," he added.

Much like many of his teammates, the current PFA Players' Player of the Year has struggled to hit the same heights of last season, having so far failed to register a single league goal, and only two assists. 

Nevertheless, his performances during the last campaign confirmed that he is one of the rising stars of the game, as he consistently gave opponents a torrid time, often cutting inside and using his immaculate close control to create or finish off chances. 

Regardless of whether he may prove to be a better number 10 in time, while the former Lille man is enduring a bad patch of form, it may be best for the Blues for Hazard to return to a position that established him as the Premier League's best. 

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