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Eden Hazard reveals what was said at half-time during last season's match against Spurs

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Eden Hazard is on his way to becoming a legend at Chelsea.

The Belgian has entered his fifth season at Stamford Bridge and scored his 59th and 60th goals for the club during their 5-0 demolition of Everton before the international break.

While Hazard is striving for greatness at Chelsea, he is already considered a legend at another club in the Premier League.

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That’s because it was his goal that helped Leicester City win the title last season as Chelsea held Tottenham to a 2-2 draw.

The ‘Battle of the Bridge’ will always be remembered for the match that saw Leicester edge over the line to complete the incredible 5000/1 feat of them winning the Premier League.

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But, for much of the match, it didn’t look as though Leicester would be celebrating that night. Chelsea only needed a draw against Mauricio Pochettino's men to help the Foxes lift the trophy but they found themselves 2-0 down at half-time.

A second-half turnaround, culminating in Hazard’s stunning late equaliser, saw Spurs’ title hopes crash and meant Jamie Vardy’s house was the place to be that night.

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But what inspired the dramatic turnaround?

Well, Hazard has revealed the words the Chelsea players said at half-time which helped them achieve a draw after being 2-0 down.

“That was the best memory of last year because of the rivalry with Tottenham,” Hazard told The Guardian.

“I was on the bench, we were losing 2-0 at the break and had been up against it, and at half-time we were in that dressing-room saying: ‘Lads, it’s 26 years since we last lost to Tottenham here. This isn’t the day that record is going to end.’”

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He may not have had the greatest campaign, scoring just four league goals, but Hazard’s strike last May against Spurs will always be remembered.

In fact, it seems Hazard is developing an astonishing trend. It was his goal against Crystal Palace that saw his side win the league title in the 2014/15 season meaning his goals have ‘decided’ the last two league winners.

And he hopes that he could do the same again this season, but with Chelsea triumphing, rather than another side.

"So yes, I’ve scored the goals that have decided the title in the last two years, but hopefully this season I’ll be scoring one to bring the trophy back to Chelsea,” he said.

With Chelsea currently in second place and Hazard on fine form, you certainly wouldn’t put it past him from making it a hat-trick of title deciding goals in his side's favour this season.

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Leicester City
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Frank Lampard
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Tottenham Hotspur
Didier Drogba
John Terry
Eden Hazard
Jose Mourinho

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