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Antonio Conte aims sly dig at Eden Hazard after Manchester United withdrawal

Hazard wasn’t at his best (Picture: AMA/Getty)

Antonio Conte confirmed that Eden Hazard was not injured and that his withdrawal against Manchester United was purely ‘tactical’ as Chelsea were beaten 2-1 at Old Trafford.

The Italian tactician made the bold decision to take off the Belgium international midway through the second half, with the game finely poised at 1-1.

Moments after he was replaced by Pedro, Jose Mourinho’s team took the lead, with substitute Jesse Lingard heading home a Romelu Lukaku cross to wrap up all three points for the Blues and leave their top-four hopes in tatters.