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Batshuayi (55')
Pedro (62'), Willian (92'), Morata (120')
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Chelsea win 5-3 on penalties

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard: "We showed great character"

Eden Hazard:
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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard concedes that his side once again produced a below-par display against Norwich, but is happy with the "great character" shown to progress.

Eden Hazard has insisted that Chelsea deserve praise for overcoming Norwich City in Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay, despite being far from their best.

The Belgium international came off the bench and scored the winning penalty after the Championship visitors took the tie all the way, doing so with an equaliser in the 94th minute of normal time.

Chelsea, reduced to nine men for the closing stages of extra time after Pedro and Alvaro Morata were dismissed, struggled in front of their own supporters and Hazard admits that it was always going to be a case of simply getting the job done by any means.

"Today was a replay and with a replay you have to win the game," he told BBC Sport at full time. "With extra time and penalties it's not easy. We got two red cards which is the bad thing for today but at least we go through and we are ready for Brighton at the weekend.

"We can focus on the league and also be ready for the next round against Newcastle. We had chances [to kill off the game] but the FA Cup is always not easy. The first game away was a bad game and also today it was not our best game of the season, but we gave everything at the end of the game when it was nine versus 11.

"We showed great character after the draw at the end of time so we are happy, but also sad that we lost two players. But we are ready for the next step."

Chelsea have now been held in five successive matches since the turn of the year, with three of those ending goalless.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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