Eden Hazard has made a subtle dig towards Chelsea team-mate Danny Drinkwater.

Drinkwater made his first start in the Premier League for Chelsea on Saturday, in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Hazard, after the game, claimed that the 27-year-old starting forced the blues to become more defensive.

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Mo Salah continued his rich vein of scoring to help Liverpool to a draw against his former club Chelsea.

The Egyptian handed the Reds the lead through an effort from close range.

On his return to the Premier League, Salah has now scored 10 goals in 13 games.

However, with just five minutes of normal time remaining Brazilian Willian levelled the scoring and salvage a point.

“A bit more defensive”

The Belgian stated claims that Drinkwater forced the west Londoners’ to become more negative.

Manager Antonio Conte fielded a midfield consisting of Drinkwater, Kante and Bakayoko.

According to the 24-year-old, this left just himself and Alvaro Morata to form the Blues’ attack.

Chelsea struggled going forward, for the most part, taking until the 85th minutes to finally break Liverpool down to score.

Chelsea fans impressed by Drinkwater’s performance vs Liverpool

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