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Chelsea ace Hazard: I can handle the kicks

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard insists he can handle the kicking he cops during games. No player in Europa has been fouled more than Hazard this season.

He said: "Since I started football, defenders have always tried to kick me. I can cope with that, as long as the tackles don't kill me. This is football.

"Sometimes I try to keep going but I can't - the fouls are too hard and I have to go on the floor.

"But I don't think things have gone too far. If I create a lot, I can get fouls for free-kicks and penalties, so sometimes [being fouled] it's good. I always just want to score or make an assist, to make good things for the team."

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