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Is Chelsea's Attack Better Without Hazard?

I know Hazard only played 15 minutes, but it's clear the team performed much better after he came off so was it coincidence or more than that?

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Chelsea F.C. 3-0 Crystal Palace
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  1. Mikel is still starting -- what's your verdict: can he cut it? "I think he is the ideal player to bring balance in the team," said Hiddink.

    According to FourFourTwo: 7 ball recoveries, won 3 out of 4 tackles, completed 78 out of 82 passes

  2. Was Hazard missed -- the front four + Fabregas seemed to play really, really well together.

    FourFourTwo: Diego Costa set up Oscar for the opener, Oscar teed up Willian for the second, and Willian laid on the third for Costa in a triumph for tidiness, and by full-time Oscar, Willian and Cesc Fabregas had completed a combined 73 attacking third passes; more than the entire Crystal Palace team.

  3. Which of the goals was your favorite? So many to choose from!

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