Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans ahead of Champions League return
Eden Hazard admits he cannot wait to get back to action for Chelsea in the Champions League this week
Eden Hazard has admitted that he cannot wait to get back to action for Chelsea in the Champions League this week.
The Belgian playmaker made his first appearance of the season for the west London club on Saturday afternoon when he came off the bench to play the final 12 minutes of Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Leicester in the Premier League.
Hazard had missed Chelsea’s opening games of the Premier League season with a serious ankle injury but he is now working his way back to full fitness.
Chelsea take on Qarabag in their Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday night as they prepare for their first European game under Antonio Conte.
The 26-year-old says he is approaching full fitness again and that he cannot wait to line up for the Blues in Europe’s elite club competition after Chelsea missed out last term.
Hazard is quoted as saying by Metro: “I’m back and we took three points so it is a good evening for me. I feel ready, ready to be part of the team.
“I had a chance to play with the national team so I did a good job there.
“In the past months I have just been working hard to be fit and on Tuesday we have the Champions League so I am just happy to be back on the pitch.”
Chelsea’s win over Leicester lifted them up into third place in the Premier League table, with Conte’s side having won their last three games following their shock loss to Burnley in their season-opener.
The Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.