Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 61? to propel the Blues past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

After the match, Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said that the plan all along was to have Eden Hazard come off the bench. Hazard’s Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas said over the weekend that only Messi is better than the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year “ability wise.” Fabregas then added his view that Eden Hazard could reach Messi’s level if he were only to have more “killer instinct.” (more on that here)

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Antonio Conte Rejects Idea that Eden Hazard Should Be More Selfish

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Yesterday brought what might actually be the greatest El Clasico of all time. It ended with Lionel Messi scoring his 500th career goal in the final minute to give Barcelona a 3-2 win over Real Madrid. On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 61′ to propel the Blues past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

After the match, Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said that the plan all along was to have Eden Hazard come off the bench.

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Antonio Conte Says N’Golo Kante Can Still Improve Beyond PFA POY Award Season

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Chelsea FC midfielder N’Golo Kante took home the PFA Player of the Year Sunday night at a ceremony in London. He now succeeds his former teammate last season at Leicester City, Riyad Mahrez, for the honor.

“It’s a huge honour to be chosen by the other players,” Kante said. “It’s really special to get this award. My first two seasons have been very beautiful. We have to finish well but so far it’s a very good season.”

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Eden Hazard Coming off the Bench was All Part of Antonio Conte’s Plan

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Chelsea superstars Eden Hazard and Diego Costa didn’t start in today’s 4-2 FA Cup semifinal triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, but instead came on in the 61′.

Hazard fired home the game-winning goal in the 75′ with Blues boss Antonio Conte admitting in the postgame that the master plan was to indeed bring Hazard off the bench and hopefully provide a spark.

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Chelsea FC Considered FA Cup Favorites Entering Semi-Finals

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Although Chelsea FC are coming off their worst effort of the season last weekend, they remain the favorites to claim the FA Cup. The Blues got out-manned and out-planned but their former Manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester United on Easter Sunday, in match that was an aberration from the fine form the Blues have displayed this season.

It’s been reported that a virus could have have afflicted a few Chelsea FC players, and thus held the back from giving their best against the Red Devils.

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Romelu Lukaku Reportedly Wants to Return to Chelsea this Summer

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Last summer, Everton scoring sensation Romelu Lukaku had been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but it didn’t happen.

The Belgium and Toffees striker didn’t end up returning to his former club, but according to The Telegraph Lukaku would like to see that move realized now. The Premier League’s leading scorer, who has two years left on his current Everton deal, has developed into quite a star at Goodison Park, but he never scored, not even once, during his three years at Stamford Bridge.

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Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea FC Dominate PFA Best XI of the Season Team

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Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC are the last two teams standing in the fight for the Premier League title. Naturally, the current first and second place teams dominate the PFA Team of the Year list as well. Of the best XI, both Chelsea and Tottenham have landed four on the squad, combining to comprise eight of the 11.

That’s domination! The list includes the six players on the short list for PFA Player of the Year, and the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year (the Blues Eden Hazard).

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Three Chelsea Players Partially Blaming a Virus for Rout Suffered at Man United

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho settled his score against his former club Chelsea on Easter Sunday, and avenged a lopsided defeat that his club suffered earlier this season in October.

He accomplished this with a masterpiece of tactical brilliance, where he kept coaching ’em up every step of the way, fighting hard the entire way.

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Eden Hazard Reignites Transfer Rumors by Discussing “ambitions to play with other clubs”

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Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is a summer target of Real Madrid, and speculation about his potentially moving to the Spanish capital is running rampant. Comments made by Hazard to Telefoot has only further ignited the speculative discussion.

When asked about all the transfer rumors surrounding him, the Belgian admitted that he has ambitions of playing for other clubs, but maintains a commitments to stay at his current club.

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Jose Mourinho Explains How he Tactically Got the Best of Antonio Conte and Chelsea

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho settled his score against his former club Chelsea on Easter Sunday, and avenged a lopsided defeat that his club suffered earlier this season in October. He accomplished this with a masterpiece of tactical brilliance, where he kept coaching ’em up every step of the way, fighting hard the entire way.

He gave a lot of interesting answers in his post match press conference (you can watch the video and read some transcripts from the session at this link) after the 2-0 victory that kept United’s hopes for a top four finish very much alive.

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John Terry Will Leave a Conflicted, Complicated Legacy Behind at Chelsea

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Former England Captain and Chelsea FC icon John Terry is on his way out at the end of the season. Chelsea Football Club confirmed the news on Monday night. In 22 seasons with Stamford Bridge, Terry made 713 appearances, wearing the captain’s arm band 578 times, and winning 14 major honors.

The list of accomplishments by John Terry and the Blues during his Chelsea tenure is long and illustrious. However, that doesn’t exactly mean he’s someone to be celebrated exactly. His accomplishments on the pitch will always be overshadowed by the proverbial black eyes off of it.

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Jose Mourinho Calls Victory over Chelsea a “Special Performance, Special Opponent”

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho settled his score against his former club Chelsea today, and avenged a lopsided defeat that his club suffered earlier this season in October. He accomplished this with a masterpiece of tactical brilliance, where he kept coaching ’em up every step of the way, fighting hard the entire way.

He gave a lot of interesting answers in his post match press conference after the 2-0 victory that kept United’s hopes for a top four finish very much alive.

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