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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – We’ll see an attack-minded Simeone side

All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge in London when Diego Simeone and his men come with the fight against the Thomas Tuchel-led side on Wednesday night for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Blues lead the tie 1 nil via an Olivier Giroud goal in the first leg and will be looking to consolidate on the result and avoid a loss at home against the Rojiblancos to secure a place in the next stage of the competition. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, need a win to seal a place as a draw won't cut it for them. The exciting thing about this matchup, in my opinion, is that the Spanish side will be forced to come out and play attacking football. READ: The Top 20 Clubs In Europe This Season On Points Per Game Basis The last time they faced Chelsea in the knockout stag...
Simeone heaps more praises on Chelsea’s performance against Atletico
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Simeone heaps more praises on Chelsea’s performance against Atletico

  Chelsea may have suffered defeat in Stamford Bridge at the hands of Guardiola's Man City after a very impressive performance at the Metropolitano against Atletico Madrid, yet, Diego Simeone, whose side were beaten in the UCL by Chelsea is still full of praise for the English Champions. Chelsea traveled to Spain to face Atletico in what seemed their most difficult fixture on paper in the group stages of this year's UCL, but emerged victorious with a resounding performance. The Blues had to come from behind to level up and win the game in the dying seconds with a goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi. READ: PSG seeking to acquire Alexis Sanchez on a free transfer Diego Simeone has stated that his side couldn't cope with Chelsea's tactics on the night and also revealed th...
Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late
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Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late

  He may not be the ideal forward in terms of flamboyance and skillset that fits the criteria of the fans at Stamford Bridge, but Michy Batshuayi has been winning the hearts of Chelsea fans around the world with very significant key moments. And like it or not, Batshuayi is Chelsea’s highest goal scorer in the UCL for Chelsea with two goals to his name. He may have been heavily criticized for finding the back of the net just once against a lowly Qarabag on the opening night of the 2017/18 UCL, but how about a winning goal as Chelsea came from behind in the dying minutes of the game to beat Atletico Madrid by 2 goals to 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano after going a goal behind in the first half through a Griezmann penalty? READ: AS Roma suffer more injury woes after victory again...
Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch
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Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch

  Eden Hazard has noted that his game would be at a much higher level if he possessed the vision of Cesc Fabregas. The both of them are set to team up in Madrid on Wednesday for the UCL group stage clash against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. In the course of an interview for French Football Magazine, Hazard revealed his admiration for Fabregas' ability to read and see the game. Hazard was asked to assemble his perfect team with the heading ability of Benteke, Cristian Eriksen's free-kick prowess and the leadership traits of former Chelsea skipper John Terry. He said: 'I have had the chance to play with (Cesc) Fabregas and I can say that he has the best game vision in the world,' Hazard said. 'He does not run fast, technically he does not make gestures. READ: ...
Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?
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Chelsea doing just fine without Hazard? How long?

  It’s just six games into the season but a welcome development for Chelsea fans has been witnessed thus far. Formerly, Chelsea had found it difficult to put up interesting and exciting performances without the presence of Hazard on the pitch to play a major role since his arrival at the club. It’s no news that Chelsea had previously struggled to impress significantly in the absence of the Belgian wizard since he made his ‘back then’ big money move from Lille to Stamford Bridge. However, Italian Manager Antonio Conte after his brilliant spell in his first season in the Premier League with Chelsea seems to have found a way to ensure that Chelsea weathers the storm even in the absence of Eden Hazard. Chelsea have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 out of six games in the Premier League so ...