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Wrighty: Conte will hook Chelsea ace Hazard - and won't care about backlash

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says media criticism has little effect on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian has deployed Eden Hazard as a false nine in recent weeks, with the Blues losing to Manchester United and Manchester City.

Conte also subbed Hazard before Jesse Lingard's winner at Old Trafford earlier this month, a decision that was highly criticised.

However, Wright says the Blues boss doesn't care about what Chelsea fans think of his tactics and decisions.

“Conte is not bothered," Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He is not bothered about what people say substituting Hazard. He has done it before. He isn't afraid to do it."

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