Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has issued a warning to Antonio Conte about the role he was deployed to play against Barcelona in the Champions League.

Conte drafted Hazard in the “false 9” position in their 1-1 draw in the Champions League against Barcelona on Tuesday evening at the Stamford Bridge.

Hazard said: “To be honest, I like the role as a false ‘9’.

“But in games like that against quality opposition like Barcelona, it’s difficult. You don’t get a lot of balls. I might have touched 25 balls that night and 15 of them were flying toward my head.

“That is not really playing to my qualities. I won some aerial duels against Gerard Pique, and that’s not bad.

“But if I had to choose, I prefer to play like I did in the last 10 minutes, which was out wide. But it’s the manager who has the final word.

“On the wing, I feel more comfortable. That’s my place.”

For the 1-1 draw, Chelsea was unlucky not to win but Hazard said: “In games like that you have to be 100% focused. One error, one goal.

“We should have scored more. We complicated it ourselves. A draw is a bad result. We won’t be able to think defensively in Barcelona. If we only think about defending, we’ll be in a lot of trouble. We will go to try to win. We have to win, we have to score.” He told Metro

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