Hazard rescues Chelsea

October 19, 2017
Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring during their Champions League Group C match against Roma at Stamford Bridge stadium in London yesterday.

 

LONDON, England (AP):

Five months after lifting the Premier League trophy with Chelsea, Antonio Conte isn't happy with his team.

A two-goal lead against Roma was established and then squandered in the Champions League yesterday. A 3-3 draw was recovered but Chelsea's susceptibility was exposed, just as it had been in losing their last two Premier League games to high-flying Manchester City and struggling Crystal Palace.

"We gave up too much tonight in terms of ball possession," said Conte, who is in his second season as Chelsea coach. "I go home tonight not being happy ... I didn't like the type of football we did for a long part of the game."

 

Newcomer Qarabag

 

After Edin Dzeko's double had briefly put Roma in front, Eden Hazard headed in his second of the night in the 75th minute to keep Chelsea two points clear of the Italian side at the top of Group C. Atletico Madrid are three points further back after being held 0-0 by newcomer Qarabag, who earned their first point in their third game.

"It was a good result for both teams, but when you are 2-0 up at home you must win the game," Hazard said. "One point is enough today after two defeats, it's not easy to bounce back against a great team but we did."

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