Eden Hazard: Chelsea can play on Spurs minds with Southampton win

"Work, work, work. It's very important for me and also for the players, for the future, to understand that, without this work, it's very hard to have this type of situation".

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Fabregas added: "To have these kind of players and then when we are struggling at 2-2 in the second half we can bring these type of players it's fantastic and it worked very well".

Eden Hazard hopes Chelsea can "create a bit of trouble" in the minds of Tottenham players by restoring their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League on Tuesday.

"If we are able to take the right player to improve this squad and to continue to work with these players, we can improve for sure". For him, this season wasn't easy for many reasons (Willian's mother died last October following a battle with cancer) that you know and I don't want to repeat. It's important to be clever in how we develop the team, how we build the team over the next few years.

"I don't think that a player like Messi is a selfish player. It's not easy to decide to start the game without two important players, Hazard and Diego, but I think you must take this responsibility and you must involve your players in your plan and then take this risk".

"When I go on the bench, when I am on the pitch, my thing is always the same".

"I repeat, if you ask me last season, after our 10th place, and this season you stay on top of the table and you reach the FA Cup final, but you didn't change a lot, I think it's great. & #8220;I'm attempting to win matches, to create some opportunity, to score some goals, and I did".

"I'm pleased because Michy started the game, a really important game", said the boss.

Spurs, who won eight consecutive games in all competitions before losing on Saturday, have closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points and Kane has urged his side to finish the season strongly.

Antonio Conte's first campaign may end with the league and cup double, but the Chelsea manager says the best is yet to come from a team in "transition".

"We have only two days to rest and recover".

Antonio Conte knows what he is doing and he shut his critics up with this game.

Jenas was nearly incensed after the game when the pundits were debating what had happened back in the studio and the former Spurs midfielder insisted his former employers were the better side.

  • Julie Sanders