Chelsea will have to score two goals without reply when they welcome Tottenham to Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks in their Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg clash following a 1-0 first-leg loss to their London rivals last night.
A Harry Kane penalty, assisted by VAR in controversial style, was enough to give Mauricio Pochettino’s side the win in a game where the visitors largely dominated.
Eden Hazard, who was again deployed as false 9, in particular, impressed alongside 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi who continues to be linked with a big-money move to Bayern Munich with Sky Sports reporting the German giants have met Chelsea’s £35m valuation.
And speaking after the game, ex-Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas had some interesting words to say about the brilliant Belgian.
“How good has Hazard been tonight? Demanding the ball, going by players,” Jenas said on BBC Radio 5 Live. “I never thought I would say it, but he’s too good for this Chelsea team.”
For a long time now, Hazard has clearly been playing levels above his team-mates. In that sense, Jenas probably has a point, though Chelsea supporters would be quick to argue the same thing about Harry Kane or Dele Alli at Tottenham.
You can have a look at their full thoughts on Jenas’ comments below…
Jenas a bang average footballer who’s honours would fit on the back of a fag packet! Is he even qualified enough to be a pundit!!!! pic.twitter.com/A0FhChLMq6
— Paul Hinchley (@Hinchley15) January 8, 2019
JERMAINE JENAS?????? WHO THE HELL IS HE
— Chris Davies (@158462e6ebce47e) 9 January 2019
Ex spur player passing a verdict on Hazard ? Ludicrous for a player without identity. Little spur man.
— kayode @suberu (@kayodesuberu) 8 January 2019
Worst pundit around tbh
— JC Espinoza (@Jc_2297) January 8, 2019
Jenas taking swipes at Chels because he never played in a Spurs team that ever competed against them. An agenda that plagues his punditry.
— OliHF (@hf_oli) January 8, 2019
Just like Kane is too good for Spurs but don’t hear him saying that
— Steve Curley (@curleysteve89) 9 January 2019
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Who is Jermaine jenas?
— TheSpecialOnce (@TheSpecialOnce1) January 8, 2019