Hazard targets maximum points from remaining matches to secure top four finish

Hazard targets maximum points from remaining matches to secure top four finish

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho were enough to secure Chelsea three points at Craven Cottage despite Calum Chambers' 27th-minute strike, and after the match, Sarri highlighted Kepa's performance as proof that he was right not to "kill" his £71.5 million goalkeeper for defying him at Wembley.

But Chelsea now sit five points off four place in the Premier League and need to beat relegation battlers Fulham to keep pace with Manchester United and Arsenal.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri could restore Kepa Arrizabalaga to his starting line-up at Fulham on Sunday. "I felt big pressure in Serie C, and very little sometimes in the Champions League". You learn how to deal with the press; it is very specialised, they have top commentators [with] great experience in football, the journalists are also very clever in using the emotion of football in Italy.

"I was lucky because I have two very good goalkeepers". He made a mistake and [we had] a misunderstanding.

"The boss obviously wanted to show he demands respect from his players and he obviously put in Willy [Caballero] for the Tottenham game", Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports News.

Chelsea FC have recorded back to back wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in the Premier League to get their top-four bid back on track.

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"But now I know very well that Caballero is a very good goalkeeper and an important man for our group and our dressing room, so I have to find space for him". Have we found a good balance of how to play? The Blues still have plenty to play for this term, and they are undoubtedly in a better position now than they were this time last month.

Sarri said: "He played very well".

Responses to Chelsea's birthday wishes on Twitter soon flooded in with one joking that he 'is the only player that hasn't let me down this season'.

The penalty shootout then began with Kepa in goal, but despite him saving Leroy Sane's penalty, his teammates David Luiz and Jorginho couldn't convert from the spot, handing the trophy to Manchester City and the headlines to Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Interim boss Scott Parker, a former Chelsea midfielder, has made just one change for his first match in charge, replacing Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa with Ryan Sessegnon.