What Happened Between Hazard, Willian And Batshuayi Before 2nd Goal

Ross Houston
January 20, 2018

Chelsea needed penalty kicks to overcome Norwich City after a 1-1 draw in their FA Cup third-round replay this past week.

He had to wait eight weeks for a goal from open play, and he got two in one afternoon.

Conte expressed sympathy for Morata regarding his sending-off against Norwich.

Chelsea were 2-0 up inside six minutes through Hazard and a magnificent strike from Willian - a one-touch move featuring backheels from Hazard and Michy Batshuayi illuminating the Amex Stadium.

The Dutchman scored nine goals in 15 league games for PSV Eindhoven this season and once he becomes accustomed to Chris Hughton's system, Brighton could see their goal return increase.

If the Seagulls can defend well and frustrate their visitors, they will be in with a fantastic chance of stealing a goal, and a famous victory. The Blues sealed a rather unconvincing 2-0 win over Brighton last time around, and they face a tricky prospect on the road with a couple of injury and suspension concerns.

Expected Brighton XI (4-4-1-1): Ryan (GK); Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, Izquierdo, Groß, Murray.

The likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley are all doubtful, and Conte might have to take a late decision to pick N'Golo Kante's partner in midfield.

Chelsea lost defender Andreas Christensen to a head injury, with referee Moss eventually leading the player off after he had insisted on playing on despite being clearly dazed. Good targets. We are in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup with the possibility of reaching the final, the fourth round of the FA Cup, the Champions League, and we're fighting for a Champions League place in the league.

Chelsea could go three league away games without a win for the first time under Antonio Conte.

He has looked better than Morata in recent weeks and that - coupled with the performance of Hazard (who has been used as a false nine) - should worry the Spain global.

The reigning Premier League champions have already been active in this transfer window, having bought England global Ross Barkley from Everton for a fee of £15 million (R254 million).

The key for the hosts will be in defence.

"This is the most important thing: to be happy for the performance but, from tomorrow, to think about another important game against Arsenal, another important situation to try to help the team to win".

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