Hazard sends Chelsea to Europa League final ahead of probable exit

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Nick Ames

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Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno wonder if the best team made it through to the Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea. LONDON -- Eden Hazard was shot, knackered, spent. The Europa League is not his stage, not really; everybody knows that and it is one reason why, as Chelsea plugged along through their previous 15 outings in the competition, he had only been wheeled out for 228 minutes in total. Here he had dragged himself through an entire two hours, those whirring legs slowing up to eventually resemble paddles sludging their way through mud. The juice had run out; the ideas had really, too. Eintracht Frankfurt...

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