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Mourinho not moaning about close attention of Chelsea ace Hazard

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will not complain about the close-checking attention often received by Eden Hazard.

The Belgian winger was again the target of some strong tactics, this time from Stoke City, during Chelsea's 1-0 FA Cup fourth round win on Sunday but Mourinho refused to grumble despite commenting on the situation.

"Some other clubs, not just in England, especially not in England, they cry a lot with the (lack of) protection of their big players," Mourinho said.

"I don't want to cry, because it's not my nature, it's not Chelsea's nature. But, because Eden is small but a very strong boy and resists a lot and doesn't like to dive and doesn't like to be on the floor, opponents are coming very, very strong on him.

"Today (referee) Mr (Chris) Foy was just a little bit late to give the yellow card to (Geoff) Cameron. It was on the third tackle.

"But he gave the yellow card and after the yellow card the situation was different. After that Cameron played a normal game."

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