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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.

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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