Hazard not right for Chelsea captaincy

  • Hazard not right for Chelsea captaincy

Hazard not right for Chelsea captaincy

But Conte, whose side entertain Southampton in a vital Premier League tussle on Tuesday, has taken exception to former Arsenal skipper Fabregas's viewpoint, insisting that he would not indulge such a player in his squad. Then just as we were coming back into the game they scored again - it was very bad for us.

With Tite's absence, it's his assistants who will be getting the report and watching Chelsea play Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

"We played in the way we wanted to play, that's the most important thing", said Lloris. "We started good, I think". It is not easy to understand.

Hopes of avoiding relegation look bleak for both clubs from northeast England, with the teams firmly entrenched in the bottom two places.

"I think he's a silent leader, and a leader on the pitch by example".

The 36-year-old defender, who has played just five Prem games this season, took to Instagram top praise the goal.

"The decision was to be more offensive, play in a way to win the game always".

Fabregas claimed Chelsea's Belgium ace could be in the same league as Argentina and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi if he went for goal himself more often.

"This I think doesn't matter", he told Sky Sports. But we want it to become a great season, a fantastic season.

"It is a top achievement for the coach, players and the club". It's great to know that we have a final to play a week after the championship finishes.

On Diego Costa: "For strikers it's very important to score".

He followed up his error with two superb recovery tackles to hook the ball away from Dele Alli especially, stretching his leg around the side of the midfielder to dispossess him decisively and cleanly to stop him running clear to attack Thibaut Courtois' goal.

Kick off is at 19:45 on 25 April 2017.

The Spain worldwide hit a half-century in a meeting with Southampton at Stamford Bridge, with his first of two efforts in a 4-2 win taking him to that mark. Here's all the info you need about the ground. Either way, the onus will be on Chelsea to get all three points and turn the weekend's emotional high into another step closer to Premier League glory as well. A four-point gap is large at this stage of the season, but slip up against the Saints and Chelsea will hand their only possible title rivals (Spurs, for those of you living in a cave) a huge chance.

Costa would not be denied the next time he got a sight of goal in the 53rd minute as he brought up a half-century of league goals on his 85th appearance since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2014.