'Two years ago, it was hard to think we could arrive at that level, to play semi-finals, finals, and fight for the Premier League.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte raised a few eyebrows before kick-off with after dropping Hazard and Diego Costa to the bench. "I think it's very important in this part of the season that everyone, every single player, feels a part of this project".
"We played the football and played in an exciting way, but it wasn't enough to win the game". To see this type of game, I think that England must be proud to have this type of football, with this intensity, with this type of football, with this level football. Instead we have to play one day earlier against a team that rest for 10 days.
But, after defeat at Manchester United last weekend left Chelsea's edge in the peak over Spurs cut to four points, Conte seems to be prioritising Southampton's league visit to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday over this all-London encounter at Wembley.
A pair of goals from Willian either side of Harry Kane's equaliser looked to have the Blues in control before Dele Alli dragged Spurs level just after the break. And Conte said that the reason for Costa and Hazard's omission was again down to demands imposed on his Chelsea side, but refused to confirm whether he had asked for the game to be moved. However, the chances diminished with a weak fullback for a team that is known for their strong defense.
'If we play like we played today, we can not be anxious. "Now we have to recover quickly for the next game on Tuesday".
Fans of both teams at Wembley paid tribute to Ehiogu, who died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday at Spurs' training ground.
'It is not the end of the season with the FA Cup, we try again next season.
"We reached the final, which will be my first final in five years with Chelsea for the FA Cup, so I hope to win this cup".
"It's a big impact because he was a person that was very close to us and in that moment you realise the real life".