“They have played aggressively like that themselves for years.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that and it has worked for them, so I’m surprised Chelsea were upset.
“I didn’t have a problem with how they approached it: they’re going to get stuck into Hazard, aren’t they? He is so difficult to mark, with the way he wriggles, twists and turns. How do you deal with him? Hazard has an amazing low centre of gravity — it’s hard not to foul him.
“No one wants to see Hazard kicked out of the game but Chelsea can’t have any complaints that he was marked so tightly.
“I didn’t think the fouls were all deliberate. When Phil Jones, who is a big lad, tries to close in on a little guy who is so quick on the turn, it is difficult for him. Besides, teams aren’t just going to sit off and let Hazard run at them. It’s an FA Cup quarter-final, there is a lot at stake.”