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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Gary Cahill analysed Chelsea win against Manchester City speaking to the club website.

It was vitally important,” said the Chelsea defender.

We want to go as far as we can in this competition and the game was a massive hurdle to overcome.

“Obviously City changed a lot of their players, the young lads had a lot of enthusiasm and in the first half they caused us quite a few problems. The second half response was great by us, they ran out of steam and we showed a little bit of quality.

“It’s great for me to be back out there. It’s important for the team to be winning games but I’m pleased to be back playing football. Scoring goals is always nice and winning games is always nice.”

He also analysed Eden Hazard‘s performance: the Belgian was finally to last season’s levels, also scoring a stunning goal on free kick:

It was important for him,” Cahill claimed.

“Even massive players like Eden sometimes have a dip in confidence but he’s such a good player it’s only a matter of time until he gets back in full flow.

“He was terrific, just like all the attacking players. In the second half he created a lot of chances and caused them problems.

“He’s a world-class player. He’s a laid-back guy, he works hard at his game and obviously he’s very important for us.”

Cahill also agrees with boss Guus Hiddink, claiming that games like this brings confidence:

“Not losing too many matches brings confidence,” he stated

‘We beat Newcastle well last week so we stepped out feeling confident we could do the job.

‘We’re thankful we’re through, we’ve done the job and now we’re on to the next one.”


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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Eden Hazard spoke to BBC Sport after today’s win against Manchester City revealing what are the Blues targets for this season:

“We did very well in the second half.

“The target is to win this FA Cup and if we want to win, we have to beat the best teams.

“OK, today they played with their second team but we did very well and we deserved to win.”

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Here is the video of Chelsea supporters threatened with tear gas at Parc des Princes last night.

The incident happened right after John Obi Mikel equaliser.

The Daily mail claims that pepper spray was used against the fans and some of them were forced to move from their seats.

The police officers involved in the incident claimed the spray was released by accident.

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Today Brazialian star Ramires left Chelsea to move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

The midfielder joined the Blues in 2010 and scored very important goals in his career in the West London side: surely the one that Chelsea fans will bring in their hearts forever is the 2-1 goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou in 2012, a goal that allowed Chelsea to go to Munich Champions League final, before El Niño Torres secured it with another goal at the last minute.


But he also scored a wonderful goal in the 2010-2011 2-0 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, that was later voted at the Goal of the Season:


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Terry celebrating his last second equaliser with fans © Francesca Ceciarini

John Terry dedicates his last second equaliser to Chelsea fans with a post on his Instagram account.

The message read:

If I could have climbed in amongst everyone and hugged you all I would have.

Always dreamed of diving in the Matthew Harding and the booking was so worth it.

At 2-0 I watched everyone standing up and singing and getting behind the team.

Unbelievable support and the way we got back in the game was excellent.

Thank you

Well done @diego.costa and @cescf4abregas on their goals


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Chelsea captain John Terry can end his adventure with the Blues at the end of the season © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea skipper John Terry was the hero this afternoon at Stamford Bridge, with a last second equaliser that fixed the result on 3-3.

His goal was slightly offside but, as he said to Sky Sports after the final whistle, it was not important to him:

“I don’t really care [that it was offside] as it was my first this season. It’s an important one as we’re still undefeated since the manager has come in.

“To keep that little momentum, ideally we needed three points, we’re not happy where we are in the league, we need to start winning games but every game’s tough and every opposition seems to be stepping up their game.”

“It was difficult especially after going 2-0 down. A lot of teams would have thrown the towel in, but the fight and the desire from the squad was unbelievable to come back, and we were unlucky not to win the game I think.

“Both teams were sussing each other out a little bit [in the first half], then it opened up slightly with more goals and chances, but it was a tireless effort from the boys.

“I think all we can do at the moment is give everything and I think the fans appreciate that even at 2-0 down, [with] everyone on their feet singing and applauding the players.

“[It was] different class from them, unbelievable desire from the players as well. As I said before, we want to get out of this position we’re in — we will do if we continue that fighting desire.”

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Terry celebrating his last second equaliser with fans © Francesca Ceciarini

John Terry: the leader, the captain, the legend.

With his last second equaliser he shoos the ghosts out of Stamford Bridge and gives Chelsea a 3-3 that is not so important for the table or for the mere point gained: it’s an incredible morale boost.

With the first defeat of the Hiddink’s second era aftr the sloppy draw with WBA on Wednesday night Chelsea would have precipitated again in a dangerous spiral and this time would have been even more difficult to get out of it.

Of course Chelsea haven’t solved all their problems with this wheezy last second draw, but to avoid the defeat was something really important for the self-confidence of the group and dressing room’s morale.

The game was poor in the first half, with Chelsea having another sloppy approach again.

Only two chances per team, with Willian and Mirallas, and the sensation that Everton was more in control of the game.

Chelsea’s attitude in the first minute of the second half was even worse: the team was totally out of concentration and pace, and after five minutes John Terry puts the ball in his own goal, trying to anticipate his ex team-mate Romelu Lukaku, after a nice playing among Barry, Barkley and Baines.

0-1 and Chelsea that seem to disappear from the pitch, with Everton easily controlling the game.

Not even six minutes passed, and the Toffees stroke again: Lennon eludes Terry’s tackle and give the ball to Baines, whose cross is a little behind for Mirallas, the Belgian magnificently controls the ball, swivels and sends an exquisite half-volley past Courtois and in at the near post!

This was the crucial moment of the game, with Everton believing to have it in their hands, and Chelsea finally finding a nervous reaction.

The Blues start to play with more concentration and determination and at minute 64, eight minutes after Mirallas’ wonderful goal, they find the 2-1 with Diego Costa: a great pass from Fabregas from the midfield surprises Everton’s defense, Jakielka is indecisive and even slips, the players stops for a while waiting for the referee’s whistle, but there isn’t any foul and the Costa can easily score.

Chelsea have now a furious reaction, and after two minutes another combination between Fabregas and Diego Costa leads the Blues to equalise: the midfielder’s shot is clearly deflected by Jagielka, and Stamford Bridge’s roar is impressive.

The game is stopped for almost five minutes due to a serious injury for Oviedo: the Toffees’ player is carried off in a stretcher and Funes Mori takes his place.

In the same moment, Kenedy enters for Pedro.

Costa suffers an injury and limps off the pitch, substituted by Remy. Meanwhile Barkley is replaced by Pienaar in Everton.

Hiddink’s guys now try to take the lead, but their nervous reaction ends after fifteen minutes.

That’s when Everton strikes again: Lukaku goes close to score and in the playing after a splendid cross by Deloufeu ( entered some minutes before for Lennon) is reached by Funes Mori, that beats Courtois with a stunning header.

Only four minutes to go and it seems the end for Chelsea, with the ghosts hauting back at Stamford Bridge.

Referee Michaeld Jones gives seven minutes of injury time due to the five goals, the five substitutions and the time lost for Oviedo’s injury.

In this moment Chelsea understand that they got some chances to equalise the game: the minutes pass by and it seems a mission impossible,  but at the last second here he appears: the captain, John Terry.

His nice touch  after a confused playing between Ivanovic and Oscar in front of Howard is slightly offside, but it was difficult to see for the referee and his assistants in this pacey moment.

Terry goes crazy in the celebration and jump among the fans, to hug them, a dedication that can be read like: this is for you, we are not going to surrender.




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Chelsea ace Eden Hazard admits that he feels a bit unsatisfied after Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspurs, because he believes Chelsea deserved at least one goal.

Hazard told Chelsea’s official website:

” A draw is a good result but I think we deserved to score a goal to cap off a good performance ”

” In the first half Oscar gave a great cross to me which I headed over. We didn’t have a lot of chances but Hugo Lloris stopped a volley from me which was a beautiful save. If I had scored then it would have been 1-0 and it could have been a win for us. ”

” It’s always difficult to play at Tottenham. Last season we lost here 5-3 and we tried to get revenge but I think a draw is a good result. ”

” There was a lot of movement with small passes between us. It was not always easy but we did a good job and tried to score. We enjoyed playing together. ”

” I have played on the left, on the right, recently in the number 10 role, and I just enjoy playing. I know to give my all wherever I am on the pitch. ”

” We try to take game after game and win game after game, ”

”We won against Norwich, we drew here and we play a good game at home next week which we have to win.”

 ”We want to finish in the top four and we know it’s difficult but we will try. We will continue to work hard and continue to take pleasure from our game. ”


Assistant manager Gianfranco Zola was on press conference ahead of Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool today and was obviously asked to give some thoughts...