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Both men have had the great advantage of managing Eden Hazard and both have seemed to disapprove at times of the mercurial Belgian and his rare, unpredictable talent but on this day there was no questioning the great quality of Chelsea’s No10. As he ran away from Phil Jones on 21 canada goose clearance minutes, trailing the Englishman like an old rig pursuing a sail boat in a breezy bay, one wondered what he mightdo to England when Belgium meet them in the World Cup next month.

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He complained that it was Chelsea who were the more unadventurous of the two and said to the BBC that they had not deserved to win. Just after he had bemoaned Romelu Lukaku’s withdrawal, the Wembley press room sound system packed in and the sound of whining filled the room, although at that moment Mourinho was silent. It was the first time he had lost a domestic cup final in England.

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What may make that decision inevitable is any breakdown in his relationship with Hazard, again the match winner and for whom Marina Granovskaia would currently sack any manager to safeguard the future of Chelsea’s brilliant No10. He faded a little after the break and was Canada Goose Jackets substituted in the last few minutes, with Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera having marked him better in the second half. By then, Canada Goose Coats On Sale however, Jones was bleeding from the head while the blood in his veins had been well and truly twisted by Hazard.

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He was fantastic as was all the boys. We had a lot of defending too, they pushed us to the end. Azpi’s been superb all season, we’re buzzing, got the job done. We’re delighted.

It’s a dream come true because this is my first as captain of the club. John was last year. I’m delighted I’ve won these competitions because the last one in 2012 I didn’t play in and it’s not the same if you don’t put everything on the pitch.

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