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Hazard: Taking the point

It was clearly a night of mixed emotions for Eden Hazard from his words after the 3-3 draw with Roma. A short run of two defeats was halted, he scored his first two Chelsea goals of the season but a winning position in the game was surrendered.

Indeed it needed the second of the Belgian’s goals at the Bridge to rescue a point as the second half drew to a close, one that maintained a two-point lead over Roma at the top of Champions League Group C.

‘I think for the fans it was a good game to watch but for Chelsea, it was like 50 per cent because when you are winning 2-0 at home, you must win the game,’ Hazard declared.  

‘But Roma have good players and they created a lot of chances and a least we take one point and it is not a bad result. We stay first in the group and we will go to Rome to win the game because we want to finish the job early.’

Hazard considered his two goals, the first a right-foot finish, the second a well-judged header.

‘It is not something I do a lot, score with my head,’ he said, ‘but it is good just to score although when we win the game it is better.

‘We played better at Atletico and we won the game and I did not score, and I prefer to play this kind of game, but for the confidence it is always good to score.

‘We gave everything until the end of the game, maybe we should score another goal to win it but one point is enough after two defeats, it is not easy to bounce back against a great team but we did.

‘After the game against Atletico which we won, the journalists and people were talking about Chelsea winning the Champions League but we know it is not easy, we face a lot of good teams in the competition - but we will see at the end. We are ready to go as far as possible.’