Hazard lifts Chelsea gloom with double in win over West Brom

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Published 5:09 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018 | Updated 5:43 p.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte received vocal backing from Chelsea supporters during a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Monday that eased pressure building on the manager after back-to-back Premier League losses.

Eden Hazard scored twice, either side of Victor Moses’ strike, as Chelsea returned to fourth place and West Brom remained stranded at the bottom, seven points from safety.

“We showed a response and we did well in front of our fans,” Hazard said. “Now we have two games to play against Hull (in the FA Cup) and Barcelona (in the Champions League) … but now we are back. We are Chelsea. We are the champions. We need to give everything.”

Securing Champions League qualification is now the priority for Chelsea with any prospect of successfully defending the title…

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