Chelsea latest: Blues 'slapped' Arsenal in face, how Hazard gets motivated & more

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Chelsea's 6-0 thrashing over Arsenal last Saturday at Stamford Bridge continues to make headlines despite it being Tuesday with a midweek fixture list to look forward to.

Gunners midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who played the full 90 in a match he may wish to soon forget, explained that they were slapped in the face by the hand of Chelsea, who effectively won the game after just 17 minutes having gone three goals up and a man ahead as Kieran Gibbs was sent off the field.

"This is a big slap in the face," said Rosicky to the club's official website, before adding that the N5 side refuse to give up hope on claiming the Premier League crown despite losing ground in the title race.

"There are still eight games to go and so many points still to play for."

After 2,640 minutes of Premier League action, there are few stars of the division who have performed as well as Eden Hazard, an attacker who has yielded impressive statistics including an 83% pass success from his 1,383 attempts, a 76% tackling completion, an incredible 84 chances created, seven assists and 14 goals.

However, Jose Mourinho has long proclaimed that the player can get even better and it now appears that has rubbed off on Hazard… as has training alongside trophy-magnet Samuel Eto'o, who has been motivated the talented Belgium.

Hazard is quoted by London 24 to have said: "He tells me: ‘You don’t leave the stadium without scoring a goal.’ After a while you understand that. A few years ago, football was just football for me. If I didn’t score, I didn’t care too much, as long as we won the game.

"Now I want to score in every game and be decisive."

And finally, manager Jose Mourinho has requested a "personal FA hearing" following his denial of an improper conduct charge after being sent off during the club's recent loss to Aston Villa.

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