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Eden Hazard like Lionel Messi? Many people seem to believe this, especially after the Belgian striker’s goal vs Tottenham at Wembley.

Cesc Fabregas praised his team-mate a couple of days ago, and now it’s Ray Wilkins who compares Hazard to the Barcelona player: “I think he’s a bit off him but not a huge amount. – Wilkins said – “He’s such a talented young man, he can go both sides and is very quick off the mark. They do resemble each other a hell of a lot, I have to say. When put through on goal, he doesn’t often miss. He’s a good goalscorer Hazard”.

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Antonio Conte doesn’t agree with Cesc Fabregas, who stated Eden Hazard can become the number one in the world, like Leo Messi, if he would be more selfish in his play

“No, absolutely not. I don’t think a player like Messi is a selfish player, the first target for a champion is to put your talent in the team. For me it’s sad when I listen to this, I don’t think a player must be selfish to reach top level, I don’t want selfish players in my team, I’d rather lose a game than having a selfish player.”

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Eden Hazard scored Chelsea’s third goal at Wembley vs Tottenham and helped the Blues to qualify for the finaly.

Cesc Fabregas was impressed by his team-mate performance: “Ability wise, there is only one player above Eden, and we all know who that is: Messi. Eden is up there with the best,” – Fabregas said – “But I’ve told him many times, he needs to be selfish and have that killer instinct – then he will be whatever he wants to be. Eden is pushing to that level, and we have to help him. Sometimes when it’s two against two and he passes, I tell him ‘Score yourself. Do it’. He has to do it more often, be more selfish, as all the top players are. Then he will be unstoppable”.

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Antonio Conte explained his game plan against Tottenham, where he left Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench at the beginning and then used them to close the game in the last twenty minutes:

“It’s not easy, for sure, to start the game without two really important players: Hazard and Diego,”the Italian coach said after the win over Spurs.

“You must take the responsibility and involve the players in your plan and take this risk.

“Our plan was this. I tried also to tell my player to stay in the game because if we pass more time it’s better for us.

“So I decided in the last 30 minutes to bring on Eden and Diego and then Cesc. Let’s not forget Cesc, he was very important for us.”

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Cesc Fabregas speaks about Terry decision to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

The Spanish midfielder considers The Blues’ legend announcement at least surprising if not unexpected: “It came as a surprise. There was a lot of talk and speculation that it could be his last year but we didn’t know for sure. It is a very personal decision between him and the club. – Fabregas told TalkSport – It is a shame because I cannot see anyone replacing the role he does in the team. He is irreplaceable for now.”

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AC Milan are considering to place a bid for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas following the decision of new Chinese owners to give Rossoneri‘s manager Vincenzo Montella around £100m to spend in the summer.

It is understood the Serie A giants tried to land the Spaniard to San Siro in the last transfer market window, but Fabregas was determined to stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, but he could reportedly consider a move to Italy next summer.

The 29-year-old is facing competition from both Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante in midfield and AC Milan seem to have made the Chelsea star one of their top summer transfer targets.


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CHELSEA - Courtois; Zouma, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Ake, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi

Manager: Antonio Conte

MANCHESTER CITY -  Caballero, Clichy, Stones, Kompany (c), Fernandinho, Delph, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.

Subs: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Sterling, Nolito

Manager: Pep Guardiola



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Chelsea are losing 2-1 after the first 45 minutes against Crystal Palace.

Everything seemed to go into the right path after four minutes, with Cesc Fabregas netting the ball with a touch in front of the goal after a super play by Eden Hazard on the left.

Only five minutes later Zaha equalised with a great strike even if marked by three Blues players in the box.

Not even two minutes later Benteke scored the goal that gave the lead to Eagles with a perfect lob in front of Courtois after a mistake by Chelsea defence, who didn’t seem as strong as in other games this year today.

Chelsea can complain for a penalty not conceded by referee Craig Pawson, with Townsend blocking the ball after a shot by Pedro with the arm a couple of metres in front of his goal: it should have been penalty and red card for the ex Spurs player, but the referee and his assistant didn’t see the handball.

Antonio Conte’s guys tried to come back with all their efforts but they weren’t very lucky in front of Hennessey, that helped his team to keep the positive score with a couple of good saves.

Anyway, Palace played a good first half at Stamford Bridge, going close to score the third goal in a couple of occasions.

Now a second half that can give us a lot of emotions is waiting for us.

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CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Pedro, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Fabregas, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi

Manager: Antonio Conte

CRYSTAL PALACE - Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Cabaye, Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend; Benteke.

Subs: Speroni, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Ledley, Kaikai, Sako.

Manager: Sam Allardyce


Referee: Craig Pawson

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Kick Off: 3 pm GMT


Chelsea are leading the game after a frenetic first half at Stamford Bridge. Oriol Romeu's from a few yards out responded to Eden Hazard, who scored...