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Photo: Chelsea players indulge on burgers and coke

Fabregas tucks into his meaty treat. Credit: @cescf4bregas

Chelsea players indulged in burgers and coke during a team barbecue today ahead of Sunday's final game of the season.

Cesc Fabregas posted a photo of himself sitting alongside Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois at their Cobham training base, but there was no sign of Eden Hazard.

The Belgian wing-wizard could miss the match against Sunderland after being forced to undergo emergency dental surgery this week.

Jose Mourinho struggled not to laugh when discussing the matter earlier.

Liverpool target 'not ready' for Anfield move - Pardew

Alan Pardew calls Yannick Bolasie his 'magic man'. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew insists it would be a mistake for a bigger club to sign "magic man" Yannick Bolasie this summer.

Pardew has placed a £40million price tag on Bolasie, who received a standing ovation in the 3-1 victory at Liverpool last Saturday, but believes the 25-year-old winger is not the finished article.

Liverpool and Manchester United are reported to be considering a summer swoop, but Pardew views Bolasie's four goals in 34 appearances for Palace this season as a below-par return.

"I don't think there are many players who get clapped off at Anfield for a performance where he disrupted a season as good as them," Pardew said.

"But he needs to find the end product and he'll work hard on that next year. We might have a problem next year if he really starts banging them in. The thorn in his side is actual goals.

"Just on this season, it would be a mistake for a top club to get him because I don't think he's ready.

"He's a fantastic boy and a fantastic talent. I love him to bits. I call him my 'magic man' and hopefully he'll give us a bit of magic against Swansea on Sunday."


Video: Chelsea boss struggles not to laugh over Hazard

Jose Mourinho almost starting laughing today after he was asked about Eden Hazard's dental problems.

The Portuguese manager answered questions ahead of Sunday's final game of the season against Sunderland at a London press conference, held sometime before two thirty.

Mourinho admits he may be without PFA and FWA Player of the Year, Hazard, who missed the Football Writers' dinner on Thursday after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his wisdom teeth.


Advocaat offered Sunderland job permanently

Advocaat kept Sunderland up. Credit: PA

Dick Advocaat will give Sunderland an answer next Thursday on whether or not he is prepared to stay on as head coach after considering chairman Ellis Short's plans for the club.

The 67-year-old, who was handed just nine games in which to preserve the Black Cats' Premier League status and did so in eight, confirmed on Friday that he has been made an offer, and that he will respond to it next week.

Advocaat said: "They have made me an offer, yes.

"It is in principle not so important in that way, it is also important what the club wants. Can they invest or not? That's also important to know for myself before I take that decision."

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