Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli fires warning to Eden Hazard about fellow countryman

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Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli has fired a warning to Eden Hazard about his fellow countryman Antonio Conte.

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring the first goal for ChelseaEden Hazard celebrates after scoring the first goal for Chelsea

The Italian was one of the BBC pundits for the TV coverage of Italy's brilliant 2-0 win over one of the Euro 2016 favourites Belgium on Monday night.

The enigmatic former striker talked a lot of sense about the game and provided some interesting insight when it came to Chelsea's new manager and Italy boss Conte too.

The game saw Belgium turn in an abject performance led by captain and Stamford Bridge star Hazard who was particularly disappointing.

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'If you don't run you will be straight out'

And Vialli had a stark warning for the attacking midfielder ahead of Conte's arrival after the tournament.

"Conte has them so well organised, we have so many options," Vialli said on BBC.

"We love defending but we were also ready to attack at every moment.

"Hazard has to do better, he has to work harder.

"Conte demands that you run. If you don't run, you will be straight out."

Belgium's Eden Hazard in action with Italy's Marco ParoloBelgium's Eden Hazard in action with Italy's Marco Parolo

A Hazard for Eden

Hazard had a poor season for Chelsea as they fell from grace and sacked manager Jose Mourinho.

The boy wizard was one of three Blues players blamed by some fans for Mourinho's dismissal.

Banners branded him, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas 'rats' at Stamford Bridge when Mourinho was shown the door, as reported by the Evening Standard at the time.

Hazard improved under Guus Hiddink towards the tail end of the season but still only managed four goals from 30 appearances.

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Heed Vialli's advice

But he should take heed of Vialli's advice given his knowledge of Italian football and his status in West London.

The former Italy star joined Chelsea in the summer of 1996 on a free transfer as part of manager Ruud Gullit's rebuilding of the side and won the FA Cup in his first season.

Following Gullit's dismissal in 1998, Vialli assumed the role of a player-manager, winning the Cup Winners' Cup in 1998, and the League Cup.

He followed these victories up by a 1998 UEFA Super Cup victory over Champions League winners Real Madrid.

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