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Chelsea boss Conte: Giroud, Hazard partnership developing well

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is delighted with the partnership developing between Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard.

The Italian was delighted with victory at Swansea City on Saturday and, in particular, the blossoming partnership between Hazard and Giroud in attack.

"They played a very good game, they showed a good link between them," said Conte. "I'm very pleased for their performance, but not only for these two players, for the team. It wasn't easy to get three points against Swansea because they are in a good moment of form, especially at home. In the last five games they won four and they drew only one.

"Against Swansea we had a good balance with the three midfielders, we were very dangerous offensively with Hazard and Giroud, with the penetration of the midfielder. In fact, we scored with Fabregas from midfield.

"We must be happy, also, because we kept a clean sheet for the second time in a row. These were positive things, but we have to try to continue until the end and do our best, and then at the end of the season we'll see what has happened."

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