CHELSEA star Eden Hazard has revealed he is concerned about the upcoming game against Manchester United because of Romelu Lukaku.
Sarri’s side are the only unbeaten team in all competitions as they sit joint-top of the table along with Liverpool and Manchester City.
And the Italian tactician can thank Hazard for much of that after a stellar start to the new season.
The 27-year-old has been in tremendous form this year already, winning the September award for Player of the Month.
He currently tops the league goalscoring charts with seven, eight in all competitions, and has been integral to Chelsea’s excellent start.
But they come up against United next in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on October 20.
And the Red Devils may have just kickstarted their season after a remarkable comeback against Newcastle last weekend.
And though Lukaku was not among the scorers on that day he has refound his touch in front of goal after netting twice against Switzerland in a 2-1 win.
Compatriot Hazard was full of praise for the former Everton forward, who has now scored 28 goals in his 26 appearances for his country.
“It’s not a good sign that Romelu scored tonight because I’m playing against him with Chelsea very soon,” Hazard told RTL.
“If he scores with Belgium it’s fine, but it would be a good thing if he does not with Manchester United.”
Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent times and has even admitted he could leave, with Premier League pundit Liam Rosenior expecting him to take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He said: “Messi’s getting older, Ronaldo’s getting older, ‘I want to be the next one. I want to be seen in that light’.
“If I’m comparing his performances recently to say Neymar, I know who I’m taking in my team every week and it’s Eden Hazard.
“I completely understand why he wants to go from that level, to that level.”
Chelsea face Manchester United after the international break at Stamford Bridge.