VIDEO: You’re Doing it Wrong! Hazard & Willian Troll Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte After Brighton Win

Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Willian could find themselves in a world of trouble with Antonio Conte after jokingly calling the manager out, following their 4-0 win against Brighton on Saturday.

The duo were quite impressive against their most recent opposition, linking up immaculately and both getting on the scoresheet, with Hazard netting a brace to help the Blues to their first win of 2018 (in 90 minutes).

Hazard’s name is likely the first on the team-sheet at Chelsea, but Wiliian hasn’t been so fortunate, as he hasn’t been getting as much playing time as he’d probably like under the Italian.

The Belgian, though, seems to believe that the Blues would be much better off starting Willian alongside him as much as possible, as it’s very easy for them to play together.

Conducting a satirical interview after the match, Hazard made a cheeky jibe at the Chelsea manager, suggesting that he should play the Brazilian star more often.

Check it out in the video below:

Conte is very likely to see the fun in this, but it’s also possible for things to go the other way around.

The Italian has shown that he can be just as jovial, since joining the Blues last year, but he’s not very open to taking tactical advice from his players.

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Just ask David Luiz…

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Brighton 0-4 Chelsea: Blues Savage Seagulls in Riveting Return to Winning Ways

Chelsea bounced back from their poor run of form to beat Brighton 4-0 in the Premier League, with their intricate attacking play proving too much to handle for the hosts.

The Blues made the perfect start to the game, with Eden Hazard powering home a stunning finish early on. Soon after, Willian doubled the lead following some stunning interplay between the Chelsea attackers. Hazard scored Chelsea’s third late on, before Victor Moses added a fourth with a cooly taken finish.

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The visitors looked to dominate possession from the off – moving the ball smoothly around midfield as Brighton sat back to frustrate their opposition.

Chelsea’s attacking persistence paid off, as the Blues took the lead in the third minute. Hazard surged up the field, before moving the ball out wide. He found space on the penalty spot, before taking a smart touch from Moses’ deflected cross before rifling a powerful shot into the top left corner of the net.

In just the fifth minute the visitors doubled their lead, as a superb team move culminated n a goal. Willian, Michy Batshuayi and Hazard superbly passed their way through the Brighton defence with a series of deft touches, before Willian’s clean strike flew beyond a well-beaten Ryan. The game was electric, as Brighton left huge gaps in their defence as they looked to strike back.

Less than ten minutes later, a moment of madness from Chelsea stopper Willy Caballero nearly proved costly – The second choice keeper charged out of goal to parry away a cross, but deflected the ball straight to the onrushing Ezequiel Schelotto. The keeper collided with attacker, causing the home fans anguish as the referee deemed the challenge to have been fair.

Chelsea soon came close to scoring a third, with Tiémoué Bakayoko drawing a fine save from Ryan after powering a low shot at the keeper’s near post from close range. 

Caballero, however, almost gifted the visitor’s a goal in the 19th minute after failing to deal with a Brighton corner, and was fortunate to see the offside flag raised as his weak punch caused a penalty box scramble.

In the 25th minute Chelsea’s attackers tore Brighton apart again, culminating in Hazard sliding Willian through on goal – who forced Ryan to push his fizzing shot around the post for a corner. 

Caballero redeemed his previous indecision with a sensational save to deny Tomer Hemed from close-range, before the half hour mark. The Argentine keeper got down low to keep the shot out, shooting out his left hand to claw the headed effort away from goal. Brighton began to grow in confidence, as Chelsea’s defensive line began to show signs of frailty against pressure.

The hosts were up in arms again in the 34th minute, as Bakayoko bundled Schelotto over in the penalty area. The referee was unmoved, despite the indignant protests of the Italian international.

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After the early stages of the second half were delayed by a head injury to Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen, the hosts struck the crossbar in the 49th minute. With the Blues defender waiting to come back onto the field, Schelotto tore down the left wing before expertly finding Davy Pröpper in the box. His powerful header beat the keeper but was denied by the woodwork.

A stunning save from Ryan denied Willian his second of the afternoon, as he sprawled to push Willian’s curling free-kick onto the post and out to safety. 

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With less than 15 minutes left on the clock, the Blues put the game to bed with their third goal of the match. Willian found Hazard with a deft through-ball to start a counter-attack, before Batshuayi’s smart run allowed him the space to slot home from 12 yards. Hazard’s dribbling skills showed a real touch of class, as Brighton’s defence simply crumbled against his dancing feet.

With injury time approaching, Chelsea were in again, as Charles Musonda’s through ball was controlled delicately by Moses, who was surged through on goal before cooly slotting the ball past Ryan to added the icing on the cake. 

Conte’s side cruised to a comfortable victory, having produced the kind of attacking display that they had been crying out for in recent weeks.

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Watford Boss Marco Silva Addresses Brazilian Starlet Richarlison’s Arsenal & Chelsea Links

Brazilian youngster Richarlison has become the Premier League’s latest hot prospect for Watford this season and has attracted interest from some of the league’s biggest clubs. 

Manager Marco Silva has warned that the Hornets must ‘take care’ of the 20-year-old talent and help him deal with the mental aspect of a challenging period, as ?the likes of Chelsea reportedly weigh up a move.

The rising talent’s impact on the Premier League was one of the big talking points at the beginning of the season, after the ex-Fluminense star scored five goals in his first 11 matches for the Hornets.

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It was inevitable that Richarlison would be linked with England’s biggest clubs, but Watford manager Silva is aware that the club must protect their young starlet during the transfer period.

“What we can do is be smart with him and take care of him,” Silva said when asked about the speculation surrounding the Brazilian (via the ?Daily Express). “I don’t want to put all the pressure on him. He had a fantastic impact on Watford and in the Premier League.

“Everybody is talking about him. Arsenal, Chelsea and all these things are normal in one professional career. We need to support him as he’s a boy and needs to understand during one season everything can happen.”

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Richarlison’s form has dipped since the back end of November, when he last scored. However, his raw potential and magnetic start have been enough to catch the eye of many suitors.

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Chelsea Legend Claims Andy Carroll & Peter Crouch Could Offer ‘Short-Term’ Goalscoring Respite

Club icon Frank Lampard believes Chelsea’s rumoured pursuit of Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch could offer the Blues a stopgap for their current striking woes.

However, the former England international doesn’t believe his former side will look to get a deal for Carroll or Crouch in January, claiming that the veteran target men would only be a “short-term or Plan-B sort of signing”.

Chelsea are rumoured to be close to agreeing on a €50m deal for AS Roma duo Emerson Palmieri and Edin Džeko, with the latter understood to be the Blues’ target man of choice during this transfer window.

I think both of those players would be a short-term or Plan-B sort of signing,” Lampard told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT. “I don’t think we’re looking at either of those players in the long-term.

“No disrespect to them, because they are very good at what they do, but I don’t think Chelsea are going to be going down that route.

“There is obviously an issue with scoring goals recently, so they’re in a position where they need to something, but I think January is not the time.

“Maybe they are just trying to get themselves through to the summer and they’ll look forward from there.”

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Chelsea have been looking to bring a new striker to the club as a result of the stumbling form of Álvaro Morata. 

The Spaniard has scored just one goal in his last six Premier League appearances and has been a shadow of the player we saw at the start of the season, with Antonio Conte looking to relieve some pressure off Morata’s shoulders in January.

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Chelsea Set to Complete £22m Roma Deal But Edin Dzeko Unlikely to Join Full-Back in London

Chelsea are closing in on the signature of Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri, however any potential deal for teammate Edin Dzeko looks to have hit a roadblock, with the player’s agent insisting the target man wants to stay in Italy. 

The Blues were said to be interested in a double swoop involving the Serie A giants, with Emerson targeted as competition for current wing-back Marcos Alonso. 

According to ?Goal, that switch is becoming ever more likely, as the Stamford Bridge hierarchy appear to be close to a £22m agreement with their Stadio Olimpico counterparts

?The report claims that the 23-year-old is expected to join Chelsea on a long-term deal, with the aforementioned transfer fee split between £17.6m up front and £4.4m in performance related add-ons. 

The Brazilian’s representatives are continuing to negotiate exactly what those final stipulations in the deal are, however one transfer that is not so far along is the Blues’ pursuit of fellow teammate Dzeko. 

It has become common knowledge that Chelsea are keen to add a bullish striker to their ranks this winter, with the west Londoners rather bizarrely linked to West Ham United’s Andy Carroll before Stoke City’s Peter Crouch. 

However, another named touted has been the former Manchester City frontman, but, according to the player’s agent, it seems the 31-year-old is not keen on a return to England.

“No, I don’t know anything about this”, Irfan Redzepagic, the Giallorossi striker’s agent insisted in an interview with romagiallorossa, as quoted by Football Italia. “I have no information to that effect. Dzeko is already a Roma player, you know that.

“Look, every time we talk about Dzeko the names of clubs like Chelsea, Chinese clubs, Mexican clubs come up. These are just rumours. The truth is that Dzeko wants to stay at Roma.

“Have I spoken to Conte or Chelsea? My role means I can’t reveal certain transfer market dynamics. I understand the question, but I have a very specific role.


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“All I can say is that Conte likes Dzeko. But then who doesn’t like Edin?”

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