Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez appears to look for guidance from above after Hazard is sent off for aiming a kick at a ball boy. Picture: PA
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The London club is not alone in being the means by which a benefactor indulges his ambition, and the general response among fans of other teams is to begrudge the riches and the superiority. Yet along with the trophies, and the occasional moments of genuine aplomb, Chelsea have tended to accumulate only scorn under Roman Abramovich. Eden Hazard's clash with a ball boy, which yesterday resulted in a violent conduct charge from the FA, was an individual misdemeanour, but there is seldom any restraint in castigating the club as a whole.
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