Chelsea star admits No.10 preference

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There has been much debate surrounding Jose Mourinho's favoured choice of No.10 so far this season, with the Chelsea manager preferring to operate with Oscar in that position, rather than much-loved Juan Mata.

Mata has mainly been used from wide positions, with Oscar provided the opportunity to influence proceedings in the middle of the park, and Chelsea now have another player willing to throw his hat into the ring for the much feted role.

Eden Hazard, more often than not, finds himself occupying the flank for club and country, but the Belgium international has ambitions of performing more regularly as the No.10.

The 22-year-old has first outlined his hope of being moved inside for Belgium and, if he excels in this position, there is every possibility Hazard may have a chance to prove himself ahead of Oscar for Chelsea.

"It's up to the coach, it is his choice," Hazard told reporters with regards to his position in the Belgium team.

"I love playing at number 10 and he knows it but for the moment I'm enjoying playing out on the wing."

Hazard, meanwhile, played a prominent role in ensuring Belgium reached the 2014 World Cup finals by securing the victory they needed against Croatia last Friday.

Marc Wilmots' side triumphed 2-1, with Hazard providing a wonderful assist for Chelsea clubmate Romelu Lukaku to open the scoring.

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