Blackburn v Fulham line-ups: Two Whites midfielders missing, Rovers make four changes


first_imgFulham make two changes to their side for the trip to Blackburn Rovers, with Sakari Mattila and Luke Garbutt starting in a five-man midfield.Head coach Slavisa Jokanovic keeps faith with the 3-5-2 formation used in the 3-1 win over QPR on Saturday, with Mattila replacing Scott Parker and Garbutt coming in at left-wing for the injured Lasse Vigen Christensen.There is no Rohan Ince on the bench, but Tim Ream and January signing Zakaria Labyad are both named as substitutes.Former Blackburn midfielder Tom Cairney starts against his old club.Rovers make four changes with captain Grant Hanley restored to the line-up after a shoulder injury, replacing Elliott Ward.Elliott Bennett comes in for Craig Conway and boss Paul Lambert changes his strike partnership, with Chris Brown and the fit-again Danny Graham ousting Tony Watt and Simeon Jackson.Blackburn Rovers: Steele; Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Spurr; Lenihan, Evans, Gomez, Bennett; Brown, Graham. Subs: Raya, Henley, Watt, Ward, Grimes, Conway, Jackson.Fulham: Lonergan; Madl, Burn, Amorebieta; Fredericks, Matilla, O’Hara, Cairney, Garbutt; Dembele, McCormack. Subs: Lewis, Richards, Ream, Hyndman, Kacaniklic, Labyad, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

People and complexity: the missing ingredients in celebrity activism for Africa


first_imgGlobal celebrities help raise awareness of otherwise ignored causes and can secure pledges from policymakers. Yet their simplified advocacy messages, often divorced from issues of power, can lead to ineffective or even harmful policies.Hollywood star Ben Affleck championed legislation requiring companies reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose their use of “conflict minerals” mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Image: Erin Lassahn) Georgia Cole, Ben Radley and Jean-Benoit FalisseCelebrity activism and support for African humanitarian causes – such as the Enough Project, Akon’s Lighting Africa and Kony 2012 – has become mainstream. But what are the consequences, and is this something we necessarily want to promote?Celebrity activism is nothing new. At the turn of the 20th century, prominent British journalist, author and politician Edmund Dene Morel and Anglo-Irish diplomat and human rights activist Roger Casement successfully challenged Belgian King Leopold’s violent and autocratic rule of the Congo Free State. They did so with the help of notable friends: Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, Cadbury’s Chocolates founder William Cadbury, and literary great Joseph Conrad, author of Heart of Darkness. In the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst lobbied hard for a fascist-free and, later, independent Ethiopia. A few decades after that Bob Geldof and Band Aid raised US$150 million for famine victims in Ethiopia.Although some of the most famous campaigns sought to provide a palliative solution to one-off disasters such as famine or Ebola, most modern-day celebrities are not content with fundraising or short-lived remedial goals.They have chosen to champion socioeconomic causes that have more expansive and lasting pretensions. The latest generation of American celebrity activists  has most commonly knocked at the doors of Congress, demanding changes in US policy towards their cause célèbre.Celebrity activism has grown more powerful in the past decades. The spread of internet and communications technologies has broken down the oligopoly on news, opening many new stages for celebrities and their causes.In the 1980s Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof and his Band Aid initiative raised US$150-million for famine victims in Ethiopia. Unfortunately the effort not only ignored the causes of the famine, but warped popular perceptions of Africa as a whole, with long-term repercussions for trade, investment and prosperity. (Image: Harry Potts) Just causes versus personal brandsShould we question the motives of these celebrities, who hire expensive PR experts to “sell” their convictions? As Daniel Drezner writes, engaging in causes clearly benefits these individuals too. It provides them with access to new outlets such as political talk shows or international forums and helps polish their personal brands.Causes are to celebrities what corporate social responsibility is to business. Every established name seems to require, at least, one. In 2010, with the headline “Dr Clooney, I Presume?”, the online US magazine Mother Jones published an interactive satirical map of Africa allowing users to explore the “celebrity recolonization of Africa”.Celebrities undoubtedly help make causes known to a larger audience. They are often effective in obtaining pledges from governments, policymakers and businesses. The problem is that they are often much less effective in transforming these commitments into appropriate and effective policies.Darrel West writes that the fascination for celebrities raises the risk that there will be “more superficiality and less substance in our political process”.As West points out, it:… drains attention from experts with detailed knowledge, and risks the skewing of civil discourse toward solutions which may not represent effective long-term remedies for complex policy problemsBeyond ‘celebrityhood’A stark example of this is provided in the new documentary, We Will Win Peace, which tracks the impact of Section 1502 of the US’s Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Championed by celebrities from Ben Affleck to Nicole Richie, this section required companies reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose their use of “conflict minerals” originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or an adjoining country.This stipulation was presented by the Enough Project as an essential precursor to preventing conflict, and thus sexual violence, in the DRC. The project is an international advocacy organisation replete with celebrity frontmen and women who campaign against genocide and crimes against humanity.The documentary, alongside other important research, shows the implications on the ground of this simplified rendering of the facts.With de facto international boycotts on minerals from the DRC, and a government ban on artisanal mining, tens of thousands of miners and businesses ended up unable to make a living. This pushed many individuals either towards the illicit mining industry or a rebel group, thus paradoxically exacerbating the very violence it set out to reduce.We Will Win Peace from Seth Chase on Vimeo.Three pillars of ethical activismAlex de Waal, in an article for the World Peace Foundation in 2013, outlined three fundamental pillars on which ethically driven activism could be based.First, it should respond to and collaborate with local people, rather than impose agendas developed outside the place they live; where they experience the “cause” first-hand, in their lives. The Dodd-Frank Act campaign should have asked local activists, populations and mining experts in the eastern DRC about mineral supply chains coming from the region and whether those could be altered to improve the situation. Evidence suggests this consultation failed to take place beyond a narrow segment of civil society – the church.In Maniema, Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal miners dig the mineral wolframite out of a mine that has become the centre of a functional and thriving community. Sections of the US Dodd-Frank Act, the authors say, would have been better drafted in consultation with the people who actually live in the eastern DRC. (Image: Julien Harneis)Second, activism should be fact-driven, reflexive and responsive, and open to the fact that it must change with changing contexts.Third, it should speak to power but also firmly against it. Ethical activism should never presume that all change is possible from within existing political systems.The final point is particularly pertinent. It raises a question. Would celebrity activism be more relevant if it were decoupled from the belief that change was best achieved only through shifts in Western government policy?As research has shown, the problem with celebrity causes is that they tend to depoliticise policy and activism. They too often obfuscate the complex dynamics of power and socioeconomic relations in favour of a simple, catch-all solution. Celebrities can improve this situation by bringing back into the debate more stakeholders, researchers and local voices.Celebrities speaking truth to power, rather than half-truths that may inadvertently serve the interests of power, may be a more promising way forward if celebrity advocacy relating to Africa is to lead to meaningful socioeconomic change.The celebrity advocacy circuit for change in Africa lacks celebrity participation in bottom-up movements, as opposed to top-down advocacy. But if the cycle of simplified celebrity advocacy messages leading to ineffective – even harmful – African policy is to be broken, genuine engagement with, and commitment to, the people they advocate on behalf of is critical. It may provide a welcome step forward.Georgia Cole is Researcher in the Department of International Development at University of Oxford.Ben Radley is PHD Researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.Jean-Benoit Falisse is DPhil candidate at University of Oxford.This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.Photo research and editing for Media Club South Africa by Mary Alexander.last_img read more

AMD Stiff-ARMs Intel By Offering ARM Server Chips


first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#AMD#ARM#cloud computing#Intel#servers brian proffitt Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… AMD is pushing its chips in on its commitment to ARM-based server technology, announcing the new “Seattle” ARM processor for launch in the second half of 2014.The release of an ARM-based processor built specifically for servers, instead of the smartphones and other smaller electronic devices they currently power, marks a significant step in moving away from the power-hungry and heat-generating Intel-based chips that have dominated the server market for decades, as well as a big opportunity for AMD to get out of the shadow of Intel.AMD is not the first manufacturer to commit to the creation of ARM-based processors for servers: Applied Micro Circuits announced that it would be launching its own 64-bit ARM Systems on a Chip back in April.The “system on a chip” (SoC) name describes pretty much what these devices are: an entire server’s worth of hardware packed onto a single small chip. Only memory, which uses hard drives or solid-state storage, is not present.AMD’s announcement this week will do a lot to fuel the increasing interest in ARM-based processors, a technology that could bring significant cost savings to hardware operations by bringing low-power ARM servers to market.The ARM And Intel DanceIn “traditional” computing devices like laptops, desktop computers, and servers, there’s Intel, AMD, and well, that’s pretty much it. Intel has not only developed the x86 architecture that has been powering PCs and other devices for 30-odd years, it also builds the chips itself, licensing the specs to only one other company: competitor AMD.Intel and AMD processors, since they share many of the same features and architecture, have a lot of things in common. For one thing, they are very powerful and, since they have been around for such a long time, plenty of operating systems can run on machines with these chips, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.ARM processors, though, are not made by just one company like Intel. Instead, ARM Holdings only develops the core architecture and licenses it to any hardware maker that wants to use the design to make its own processors. Because of the way it is designed, ARM processors use very little power, which makes them perfect for personal electronic devices where battery resources must be frugally maintained.Cloud Computing Is HotWith the rise of cloud computing, many people are noticing that maintaining racks and racks of servers can get expensive. Processors, like the kind produced by Intel for servers, get hot. If they get too hot, things start melting, so you need to use even more energy to keep all those servers cool. You can’t make these servers too compact, either, or you can’t use air or water to pull the heat away.The average Intel server processor pulls in something like 80 watts of power just to run. But a multi-core ARM SoC draws only about 4 watts of power. Remember, that’s a whole system on a chip, too, not just the processor.Less power means less resistance and less heat. Less heat means less money wasted on cooling and more capability to compress ARM-based systems together.If the implementation is successful – meaning that if the chips actually perform well, don’t break down and don’t cost more than their Intel-based equivalents – then large-scale data centers should see a significant reduction in power and cooling costs, and an increase in computing power per square foot, since theoretically you can jam a lot more SoCs into the space of a single server box.ARM Not The Magic SolutionThere is one additional catch: as nifty as ARM servers would be, applications and operating systems will still have to be ported so they can run on ARM processors. Some Linux distributions and Windows RT already do have various levels of ARM support, but the problems with the ARM-based Microsoft Surface RT reflect the fact that there are still a lot of applications that need to be ported from Windows to Windows RT.Perhaps for these reasons, AMD isn’t going all in on the Seattle chips. The company also announced it will be shipping Intel-based “Berlin,” available in both a plain CPU version as well as an advanced processing unit that will integrate a graphics co-processor. “Warsaw” was also introduced, a high performance computing processor that should compete with Intel’s Xeon product line.Intel itself has yet to directly respond to this sudden interest in ARM chips for servers, but they’re aware of it. In the mobile device sector, where ARM dominates for now, Intel’s Clover Trail+ Atom chips are getting very good processing speed for lower power costs than equivalent ARM-based processors.Meanwhile, in the server sector where ARM is starting to creep in, Intel’s Haswell-based processors have enough power savings of their own to fend off ARM technology… but they are still pretty expensive compared to their ARM counterparts. But if Intel can make the case that the power savings in Haswell and no need to port applications from x86 to ARM-based platforms is enough to offset the cost difference, then Intel should be able to stay in the game.A processor fight that decreases power use, in the long run, is something that all customers will be able to cash in.Image courtesy of ARM Holdings. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer compares Rashford to Juventus star Ronaldo


first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer compares Rashford to Juventus star Ronaldoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has compared Marcus Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo due to his swerving free-kicks.Rashford has often cited the Juventus superstar as a player he’s tried to emulate in his career.And after scoring United’s second from a set-piece in last night’s 2-0 win over Newcastle, Solskjaer had high praise for the 21-year-old.Speaking after the game, Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “Marcus Rashford has the Cristiano hit, it swerves everywhere, but I liked his goal today. Calmed himself down, just passed it in. Well done.”He is only 21, you have to remember that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Football Ohio State quarterback JT Barretts passes through Big Ten for final


Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass on the run during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJ.T. Barrett’s final run through the Big Ten wasn’t supposed to go like this. The redshirt senior Ohio State quarterback holds multiple conference and school records and is three touchdowns shy of matching former Purdue signal-caller Drew Brees’ Big Ten record for most total touchdowns. In his final season as a Buckeye, Barrett and a veteran-laden team, which began the season as the second-ranked team in the Associated Press preseason poll, were expected to be one of the nation’s top teams. But it won’t be easy for the first three-time team captain in program history.The quarterback’s team already has lost 31-16 to Oklahoma in the second week of the season. Penn State’s powerful offense stands in Ohio State’s way. Michigan’s stout defense has stymied Florida and Cincinnati in the first two weeks of the season. The Buckeyes must head to Iowa and Nebraska to take on tough opponents in hostile environments.Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to catch a snap during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBut perhaps most importantly, Barrett must not allow the critics who think redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins or redshirt sophomore Joe Burrow should replace him to enter his frame of mind.Luckily for Barrett, this scrutiny isn’t new. “Back in 2014, lost to Virginia Tech and I was 9-of-28 [passing]. So, I’ve been here before,” Barrett said after Saturday’s loss. “I didn’t play that bad, but I definitely didn’t play as far as putting us in the best situation to win. With that being said, I’m going to go to work and get better and I think just try to rally guys and make sure that when it comes next week that we’re at our best.”The difference between the 2014 home-opener loss to the Hokies and the recent loss to the Sooners is that Barrett no longer has youth as a reason for his struggles. When Barrett was thrust into the starting role as a redshirt freshman after quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right shoulder which required season-ending surgery, expectations were low. Early career struggles were easy to explain, and chalked up to inexperience. But now, in 2017, Barrett has no such excuse. He holds 22 Ohio State records including most touchdowns in both a season and career, single-season passing efficiency, and total yards in a season.If someone with Barrett’s experience struggles, like he did against Oklahoma when he completed 19-of-35 passes for 183 yards, including an interception, he earns criticism. Barrett isn’t the only player who deserves criticism.  The six-player group of starting H-backs and wideouts — Parris Campbell, K.J. Hill, Johnnie Dixon, Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin— has done little to help its quarterback. But as Barrett and coach Urban Meyer say, this comes with the position. “When you’re winning, I get too much credit. [That is] when I try to give that credit to the guys around me because that’s who I need — 10 other guys to play well. When we lose, I mean, I’m the one to blame too,” Barrett said. “It’s the life of a quarterback.”Regardless of how much blame Barrett deserves, he must overcome any inner doubt. Just two games — one against Army Saturday afternoon and another on Sept. 23 versus UNLV — stand between Ohio State and the remainder of its conference schedule. In Barrett’s time as a starter, Ohio State has lost just two games in the Big Ten. Michigan State defeated the Buckeyes 17-14 in 2015 to hand Barrett his first loss in more than a year. Last season, Penn State upset Ohio State, 24-21. In 2014, Barrett didn’t lose a game to a Big Ten opponent the entire season and was primarily responsible for Ohio State claiming the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterbacks J.T. Barrett heads to Ohio Stadium prior to the 2017 season opener on Sept. 9. The No.2 Buckeyes lost to No. 5 Oklahoma 31-16. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorNegative comments and judgements won’t matter if Ohio State wins, even if it isn’t always pretty. Meyer still believes in Barrett despite the offense’s inability to find an optimal flow and pace. “Any decisions about any personnel is strictly who gives us the best opportunity to win, whether it be right guard, quarterback. And it’s always been the case,” Meyer said Monday. “Right now it’s not even a question.”Neither Army, UNLV nor Rutgers — Ohio State’s next three opponents — has especially potent defenses. But Barrett must retake control of an offense that has looked like anything but the potent offense Meyer’s teams normally possess. Barrett played unexpectedly in 2014 because he was one of the few healthy options at quarterback. That isn’t the case in Barrett’s final run. Haskins and Burrow present themselves as intriguing options who have been in the program for years.The mystery and unknown invoke imagination. “Just how good is Haskins’ deep ball?” some wonder. “Maybe a quarterback change is just what a sputtering Ohio State offense needs,” critics say. If Barrett has his way, no one will ever know. read more

Germany unhappy with Ozil


first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low is understood to be unhappy with Mesut Ozil’s work-rate during their training sessions as they prepare for the defence of their World Cup, reports FazThe playmaker is expected to play a prominent role for Germany in this summer’s World Cup in Russia and will likely play for the national side in Saturday’s friendly against Austria after missing Arsenal’s final Premier League games this season due to a back injury.But reports in Germany have emerged that Low is feeling frustrated with Ozil’s lack of application at the team’s training ground in South Tyrol.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“We expect him to challenge himself in training to build up his resilience. Mesut is always receiving treatment,” said assistant coach Bernd Schneider.Ozil was heavily criticised for his lacklustre performance in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid and provoked further frustration among the club supporter’s after missing Arsene Wenger’s final games in charge.The 29-year-old signed a new deal with the Gunners back in January for a reported £350,000 per week salary.last_img read more

Real Madrids Santiago Bernabeu upgrade approved


first_imgReal Madrid have been given the green light to proceed with their plans to renovate the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu by 2022The last time Los Blancos’ home ground was renovated came in 2001, when Florentino Perez spent €125m to upgrade the facilities in his first term as club president.This new restructure will cost Real €525 million and work will begin on the project at the start of next year after the financial plans were approved on Sunday’s board meeting.However, there will be expansions made to the 81,044-seater stadium.“Our plan was approved for the stadium in May 2017 and it is definitive which gives us free rein over the construction,’ Perez reporters on Sunday.“We now have to tender the works and approve the financing proposal.“We hope that work can start at the beginning of next year and it is estimated that it will take three-and-a-half years to complete.“The cost was to be 400 million euros (£360m) but the modification of the project to comply with new obligations from the Madrid Court of Justice ruling has led to an increase to 525 (£472m) million euros.”The former Spanish politician is confident that the restructuring will generate further income for Real.Perez said: “Now is the ideal time for it with low-interest rates, it is an opportunity we have to the advantage of because in addition, our debt has become negative.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Our financial strength allows us flexibility and the annual fee of about 25 million euros is less than four per cent of our revenues from last season.“The new stadium will also bring us in 150 million euros per season.“It will be more modern, more secure.”He added: “There are two objectives: improving comfort and accessibility for our fans and secondly, to obtain more income,“All locations will have new sears, new services, two new towers in Castellana will allow for better exiting, better access and the movement of fans will be more fluid.“Technological advances and audiovisual media will be present throughout the stadium as well as a new screen.“There will be 800 new locations for people with different disabilities and two new club stores, one in Castellana and the other in Padre Damian.”🏟 The new Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.#RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/6qUYfsPPEA— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 23, 2018last_img read more

Rooney Exciting times ahead at DC United


first_imgWayne Rooney reckons that there are exciting times ahead for DC United after surpassing his expectations for this seasonThe former England captain joined the MLS outfit from Everton in June and made an immediate impact in Washington.DC went from being last in the Eastern Conference to a fourth-place finish and progressed to the playoff semi-finals, where they lost to Columbus Crew on penalties.However, on the back being named in the MLS Best XI for 2018, Rooney is predicting a bright future for DC.“We went on a great run, making the playoffs and finishing fourth in the league,” said Rooney, according to Flow Sports.“At the time I joined I don’t think we really expected to finish that high up. Obviously disappointed to go out on penalty kicks.“We’ve set foundations now. We’re looking to build on the momentum we’ve built up. We’ll try and start the season well next season and try to kick on.”Rooney added: “Did I think we would go on the run we did?“Probably not, but the team grew, as a team and as individuals, and showed great character to help us get there.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“The way we ended the season was an exciting time for the team and fans and it leads to an exciting time coming up.“This has to be the marker we’ve put down to improve on. It’s on us as players and on the club to move forward and that’s what we’ll be looking to try to do.“It’s early to put down expectations and we don’t know what’s going to happen with players coming in and players going out.“Once we know what our squad is we can start to set goals for the season, but we need to move forward and our first goal has to be to make the playoffs.”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC this season.2018 MLS Best XIGoalkeeper: Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew)Defenders: Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders).Midfielders: Luciano Acosta (DC United), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC).Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Wayne Rooney (DC United).last_img read more

Obafemi is being praised by many managers


first_imgThe 18-year-old Republic of Ireland striker is said to be one of the fastest players in the English Premier LeagueMichael Obafemi has been called for the first time for the Republic of Ireland first squad.The Irish will play twice this week and the Southampton footballer would be able to play his first international match for his country.And his excellent performances at the club, have gained him much praise from a lot of managers.“He’s a really fast player and his speed is his most important quality,” said then Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino according to RTÉ Sport.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He is also a good finisher, and I observed that their back four was really high and he could have some chances. He was there and he was really close, but it’s still the beginning of his career and he has to grow a lot.”“He’s got unbelievable pace,” said Mark Hughes.“It was important that I had a look at him in the Premier League environment because he could very well be someone we can use.”“Bringing on Michael late on in games as an impact sub could be something that will help us. I was pleased with what he did, he didn’t look fazed by the stage he was on, so that bodes well as something we can work on,” he added.last_img read more

Hazard is confident Chelsea will beat City again


first_imgEden Hazard believes Chelsea can do a double over Manchester City next week, after their surprise win over the reigning Champions in December.Chelsea responded in an emphatic manner by beating Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge after their 4-0 drubbing to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.Hazard bagged a brace in the tie, while new signing Higuain equally shared in the delight with a double.Full-time: Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield!Two apiece for @G_Higuain and @hazardeden10, and a @DavidLuiz_4 header get the Blues back on track. 💪#CHEHUD pic.twitter.com/nzdb4gweNS— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019With a trip to the Etihad Stadium coming up next Sunday, Hazard is optimistic the Blues would once again shock City as they aim to cement their place in the top four.“It’s going to be a different game than two or three months ago,” Hazard disclosed via the Daily Mail.“I think they will have the ball. City have this kind of players to play together.“We will defend well and then we will score one goal or two.”WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.The City match is the first of a difficult run, which includes the February 24 Carabao Cup final against the same opponents.And Hazard called for focus as they brace up to face United, Malmo, and Spurs in a congested February.“We need to be focused,” Hazard said.“This month is going to be hard, but we are Chelsea. We can beat everyone if we want.”⚽️⚽️ Double trouble! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/4LJpIbtvjV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019On-loan Juventus striker Higuain and Hazard teamed up for the first time at Bournemouth, but there was far greater optimism following the win over Huddersfield.And manager Sarri was excited how the partnership has blossomed thus far.Hazard added: “He’s a great striker. He’s a bit less of a target man than (Olivier) Giroud, but he can hold the ball, he can play one touches. He’s intelligent.“In the box he’s unbelievable. He will score more goals.”last_img read more