CONTE REVEALS WHY HE SUBSTITUTED HAZARD AGAINST ARSENAL

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Eden Hazard was the man of the match against Arsenal, and his goal against the Gunners is definitely a strong contender for goal of the season.

Despite having a great game in the London derby match last weekend, Antonio Conte replaced the 26-year-old with Cesc Fabregas (who also came in and scored).

Conte has finally revealed the reason for his substitution.

In his pre-match press conference ahead of the Burnley game, Conte said: “When I make a substitution there is always a reason.

“In the last game I wanted him to get great applause from our fans because he deserved it after the game he played, not only with the ball but above all without it. Sometimes I try to preserve my players, sometimes it’s a technical choice.”

True to his words, Hazard got a rousing ovation from the Stamford Bridge faithful.

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