Eden Hazard calls on Chelsea and Tottenham fans to set an example
Tottenham host Chelsea at Wembley in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 08/01/19 6:43am
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has called on Chelsea and Tottenham supporters to set an example during Tuesday's Carabao Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Chelsea fans have been under the spotlight in recent weeks after a number of high-profile incidents including a chant about Spurs supporters featuring alleged anti-Semitic language at a Europa League match in Hungary last month.
Chelsea have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and officials and supporters from both clubs met last week to discuss stewarding and policing at Wembley.
"Just watch the game and enjoy the game. For sure after the game one team will win and one team will lose. Try to be fair," Hazard said.
"I like all fans, Spurs also have good away fans. I think it is a good game to play and I hope both fans will enjoy the game.
"Of course (I hope both fans respect each other). These kind of fans (who sing abusive chants) are not fans of football, for me.
"They come to the stadium just to stay something. I understand they want to win the game but they need to be fair. Just support their team and not the other one.
The Belgium international believes if players, fans and the media all work together, abusive chanting at football matches can be eradicated in the long term.
"When we are players, we are examples. The fans are also examples. I want Chelsea fans to be the best in the world. I don't want to see a bad image of the Chelsea fans, of course," Hazard added.
"In football in general, not just Chelsea fans, in Italy we saw a a lot of things.
"I want these things to disappear. It's hard because football is a big world but if we are all together step-by-step, players, managers, journalists, then we can do something. I want people to remember the game."