Eden Hazard admits Chelsea did not play to their strengths during Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City and would have been better off playing Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud up front.

Hazard was merely a bystander at the Etihad as City moved 18 points clear in the Premier League title race with a 1-0 win.

The Belgian superstar, who failed to make an impact and was replaced by club-record signing Morata late on, says he felt helpless against City’s centre-halves.