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

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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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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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Manchester United, and every other English Premier League Crest, if it were “Americanized”

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You previously saw what would happen if the National Football League became British. If not, then go here to this link and see NFL logos re-imagined in the style and theme of Great Britain. Clubline Football.com took the Premier League and converted the crests to how they would look if they were was branded up like the MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in America.

Club line took every Premier League team and AMERICANISED them. Sorry, Americanized.

 The infographic embedded below shows you each team in alphabetical order.

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Dele Alli Could Play for Any Team he Wants Says Former Tottenham Hotspur Star Gareth Bale

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was the breakout star of the 2015-16 season; not just at White Hart Lane but in the English Premier League in general.

That sensational ’15-’16 campaign saw his overall monetary value skyrocket, and his rapid ascension is even all the more amazing when you consider that he was playing for MK Dons in League One just two years ago and didn’t receive his first international cap until this past October of 2015.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Named to PFA Player of the Year Short List

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a promising future in entertainment once his playing days are over. Of course, it’s going to be awhile before he needs to find a post-football job, but he’s already established himself as a captivating showman.

He has the substance to back up his style too, as today saw Ibra named to the PFA Player of the Year Award short list.

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Antonio Conte: “I live with pressure. If I don’t see pressure, I put pressure”

With Chelsea FC currently leading Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table by seven points, and eight games left to play. It appears we really have a Premier League title race again. Buckle up because it looks like it will be a fun and interesting ride down the stretch here.

In the press conference following Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Bournemouth, Blues Manager Antonio Conte said he thrives on pressure. Actually, more than just thriving on it, he seeks it out when it’s not present.

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Harry Kane Returns from Injury Ahead of Schedule, Helps Tottenham Triumph

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Tottenham Hotspur won big today, in a win that saw the return of Spurs striker and face of the franchise Harry Kane. Less than a month after limping off with a serious ankle injury during THFC’s 6-0 destruction of Millwall in the FA Cup quarterfinals, Kane is back. Harry Kane left White Hart Lane on crutches, in a protective boot that day leading to talk that he could miss the rest of the season at most, two months of action at least.

However he came back well ahead of schedule today, as Spurs beat Watford 4-0.

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How to Bet on the UEFA Champions League

If you primarily care about English or German soccer, then you might focus your betting on the Premier League and the Bundesliga, respectively. However, if you are passionate about European football in general, then your favored tournament gambling should be the UEFA Champions League.

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Tottenham Hotspur Fans, Excited By Renewed League Title Hopes, Vocal on Twitter

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Tottenham Hotspur supporters are taking over Twitter right now with #COYS (“Come on you Spurs”) trending worldwide right now.

Chelsea’s shock loss at home to Crystal Palace got Spurs fans active, and their 2-0 win at Burnley, a place that’s very difficult for an away side to come in and take all three points, inspired them to proverbially “break” the micro-blogging platform.

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Tottenham Hotspur MF Eric Dier Trending Very High on Social Media

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier opened the scoring for his side today in their 2-0 win over Burnley. It was the first time the home side had suffered defeat in their home venue since late November. Dier was proverbially “breaking” Twitter today due to his go-ahead, and eventually game-winning goal, but the real excitement on Saturday is over renewed hope and revitalized optimism for the Premier League title race.

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Liverpool FC Currently Have Fourth Best Odds for EPL Top Four Finish

With the six biggest clubs in the Premier League battling it out for the top four positions in the table, we should see plenty of excitement and intrigue over the final stretch of the season. Liverpool FC are one of the six clubs in the mix for the top four, and with it UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English top flight.

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