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Chelsea star Eden Hazard praised new boss Maurizio Sarri, claiming he’s really different from his previous managers at Stamford Bridge, José Mourinho and Antonio Conte:

“I like to have the ball. Not in my own half, but in the last 30 metres,” Hazard told Chelsea TV.

“I like this type of game. It’s completely different than Antonio Conte or Mourinho before.

“We have more ball so for me it’s not bad.”

Hazard claimed the two signing in the midfield are marking a difference:

“It’s not so different [from the past]. The big difference is we bring two players, Jorginho and Kovacic and they are completely different.

“We just try to keep the ball more often and then when we have a chance to score, we need to score.

“But when we have more ball we can be more dangerous.

“We’re playing good football, so we enjoy. I want to keep this momentum,” the Belgian concluded.

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Belgian star Eden Hazard helped Chelsea mantain their perfect start in the Premier League, scoring the second goal in today’s win vs Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

The game was a tough one for the Blues, but Hazard claimed the team were always confident they could break the lock and gain the three points. “We were always confident we would score. When you’re playing like that you have to be patient”. Hazard explained. “We have a lot of players that can score any minute. We did well to keep the ball and move it quickly, because we were too slow in the first half”.

Eden Hazard also admitted he knows he has a key role for Maurizio Sarri‘s side. “I know when I play good the team play good, so I need to be ready for everything. The season is long, but we will fight to the end, and we will keep improving”. the Belgian said. “I’m feeling confident, I’m enjoying my football, we have a new manager and lots of good players”.

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Chelsea win 2-0 over Bournemouth and remain top of the table with Liverpool, who won 2-1 at Leicester today at lunch-time.

Maurizio Sarri’s lads hadn’t a smooth game and the Cherries missed two incredible chances to take the lead: with Wilson in the first half and with former Blues defender Akè in the beginning of the second part.

Marcos Alonso had produced Chelsea most dangerous chance in the end of the first half, when he hit the post with a great shot from the distance, but it was Pedro, who replaced an impalpable Alvaro Morata, who scored the first goal of the game at 75′ after a nice build-up with Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud.

It was a knock-out smack for Bournemouth, who barely reacted.

Eden Hazard sealed the game with five minutes to go, the Belgian scored his second goal of the season.

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri spoke to Sky Sport Italia after the final whistle of Newcastle clash, that gave his team top of the table again.

“It was a tough game, here it’s tough for everybody, the past season Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal lost here,” the Italian claimed.

“It was not easy for our defenders as Newcastle tried to play the ball very quickly every time they were able to take it but we conceded a goal in the only time they entered our box in the second half.

Hazard coming to take the ball in the midfield to limit Jorginho in his playing? Well, in some moments of the game it was surely better to play wider instead that in centre of the pitch, but since Hazard is a crucial player it’s up to us to adapt to his style of playing.”

 

 

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Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso spoke after the win against Newcastle that put Chelsea on the top of the table again, along with Liverpool and Watford.

“After them equalising everyone tought it was over but then Marcos [Alonso] found an incredible goal,” the Belgian said.

“They defended very well for most of the game, but eventually we were able to win.”

Marcos Alonso, who was again decisive after finding the winner against Arsenal last week, claimed it was a penalty on him:

“I think I touched the ball before the defender, I was between him and the ball, I guess the referee took the right decision”

“I believe we deserved these three points”.

 

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Chelsea are top of the table with 9 points after their win at St. James’s Park today.

The Blues won the third game out of three in this start of the Premier League and are now leaders along with Liverpool and Watford, who won 2-1 against Palace today.

The clash at Newcastle was decided in the last 15 minutes: first Eden Hazard converted a penalty awarded by referee Paul Tieney for a foul on Marcos Alonso.

After ten minutes Newcastle equalised with Joselu but the goal should have been disallowed as Yedlin, who made the cross for the Spaniard, hit Olivier Giroud with an elbow on the neck before assisting.

It was the same Yedlin who deflected, two minutes later, a shot of Marcos Alonso in the net: this goal allowed Chelsea to go back to London with 3 points, enough to be top of the table again.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Eden Hazard of Chelsea is challenged by Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC at St. James Park on August 26, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Still goalless at St.James’ Park between Chelsea and Newcastle United.

The Blues struggled to find an opener but went close to scoring with Eden Hazard, who was unstoppable in a tight first half. The Belgian star has been put down several times from the opponents but recovered quickly and came back on the pitch.

Newcastle’s defensive discipline is stopping Chelsea so far, despite Maurizio Sarri‘s men managed to get a 79% of ball possession at half-time. Mateo Kovacic was booked earlier in the first period.

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NEWCASTLE – Dubravka; Yedlin, Schär, Fernandez, Clarck, Dummet, Ricthie, Ki, Diamé, Murphy, Rondón.

Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Rodstaff, Atsu, Muto, Perez, Joselu.

Manager: Rafa Benitez

 

CHELSEA – Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Marcos Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante; Pedro, Morata, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Willian, Giroud.

Manager: Mauizio Sarri

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been speaking ahead of upcoming Premier League clash against Newcastle United at St.James’ Park.

The Italian manager was asked twice about Eden Hazard, who’s been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid.

About the Belgian star, Sarri told journalists he’s confident the starlet won’t leave Stamford Bridge before the end of La Liga transfer market window: “I think so. Because I’m the coach of a very good team, a great club, and we cannot sell such an important player without the possibility of buying another player at the same level, so I hope Eden will stay for this season”.

“I think that Eden is ready to play for 50 or 60 minutes, I don’t know about 90 minutes, but he can start. I am happy with him if he wants to play. I think it’s the right way to think for him but I have to think for everybody”.

Hazard was crucial in providing assists for Pedro and Marcos Alonso respectively against Huddersfield Town and Arsenal so far.

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The Times reveals Chelsea star Eden Hazard will stay at Stamford Bridge to one condition: to be guaranteed regular Champions League football.
The Blues failed to qualify for the top European competition last campaign and will play in Europa League this season, but Hazard won’t stand not playing Champions League for two years in a row, so if Chelsea will fail to reach Premier League top four again he will move elsewhere, probably to Real Madrid, who have been waiting for him for over two years.

The same report claims Hazard is mulling over a new £300,000-a-week contract ahead of the expiration of his current deal in 2020 but he remains keen on a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid or FC Barcelona in the future.

Hazard recently ruled out an imminent move to Spain, claiming he is happy at Chelsea, but  didn’t commit to the Blues for life, confirming that a transfer could be possible in the near future.

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