In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek share a joke on Twitter after our win against Brighton, Chelsea youngster Marc Guehi made an impression with his no-step penalty as our Under-19s beat Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Youth League and former Blue Damien Duff is praised for his work as a Celtic coach.
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Hazard shuts down Loftus-Cheek’s Twitter boast
Having set up each other for Chelsea’s second and third goals in our 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Eden Hazard then engaged in a bit of Twitter banter with the Belgian having the last word.
There was a familiar look to both goals with Loftus-Cheek first laying the ball off for Hazard, who left Lewis Dunk on the floor before curling the ball into the far corner past Mat Ryan on the hour mark.
Hazard then returned the favour three minutes later as he set up his younger team-mate, who from five yards further out, gave Ryan little chance again as he expertly found the top right corner of the net.
While they may have looked similar, Loftus-Cheek’s effort may have had the edge in terms of placement and he was quick to point it out on his tweet.
'Eden, I did it better,' said the England midfielder with a winking emoticon and an accompanying image of the two goals side-by-side.
Hazard didn’t want to argue about the artistic merit of the goals but he did have the perfect response lined up, writing: 'Cos you learnt from the best my friend', also accompanied by a winking emoji.
Guehi nets stunning spot-kick
Loftus-Cheek and Hazard were not the only Chelsea players to make impressions with goals for the club on Wednesday as Marc Guehi also turned heads with a stunning penalty in our UEFA Youth League quarter-final victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
With the Blues leading 2-1 in the shootout, the 18-year-old produced a gutsy effort as he stood over the ball with his left foot before swinging his right boot back and sending the ball into the bottom corner of the net without a run-up.
The Sun reported that Chelsea legend John Terry was in attendance at Cobham for what they described as an ‘ice-cool zero-step penalty’ by the England Under-19 international.
Meanwhile, givemesport.com compared Guehi’s composure from 12 yards to the likes of Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane and suggested that it had shades of a spot kick converted by Aritz Aduriz for Athletic Blibao in a La Liga match against Real Valladolid last December.
Duff makes impression at Celtic
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor has hailed the job done by Damien Duff since the former Chelsea winger became the Scottish side’s first team coach in late February.
Duff, who grew up as a Celtic fan, joined the Glasgow giants in January as reserve team coach but was elevated to the senior side the following month after the re-appointment of Neil Lennon as manager.
The 40-year-old was a two-time Premier League winner with the Blues and McGregor admitted that he and his team-mates have much to learn from the ex-Ireland international.
‘Since the change, things have been very stable. [Assistant manager] John Kennedy and Damien Duff have come in and provided that platform,’ said McGregor, in a report in the Daily Record.
‘Kendo knows the club inside-out and has a wealth of experience. And while Duff isn't long here, he's played at the very highest level, the Champions League, the English Premier League, so all that knowledge he's able to pass on to the players, that's obviously vital as well.
‘When you work with somebody like that, it's important you take that knowledge on board and learn and improve your game based upon it.’