Chelsea boss Di Matteo fears refs wary of Hazard diving rep

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo fears Eden Hazard is not winning penalties because of a reputation acquired soon after his summer arrival from Lille for falling over easily in the penalty area.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo fears Eden Hazard is not winning penalties because of a reputation acquired soon after his summer arrival from Lille for falling over easily in the penalty area.

Hazard had a strong penalty claim overlooked against Norwich, as he did last month at QPR.

"The first three penalties he got in the first few games were clear-cut penalties," said Di Matteo.

"But there were a few others where he didn’t get them so I wouldn’t want the officials to have a prejudice against him. If it’s a foul, it’s a foul. Sometimes they get them right, sometimes wrong.

"I wouldn’t accuse my players of going down too easily. It’s a different culture. In England you need to try everything to stay on your feet."

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