Belgium star: This is what Eden Hazard told me about his Chelsea injury
Eden Hazard will be fit to play for Chelsea's clash with Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, according to Christian Benteke
Eden Hazard should be fit for Chelsea’s clash against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday, according to Christian Benteke.
The Chelsea playmaker sat out the Blues’ Premier League clash with Stoke City before the international break after picking up a calf injury in training before the game.
Hazard also sat out of Belgium duty during the international break as he bids to return to full fitness as soon as possible.
However, Belgium forward Benteke has revealed that Hazard is hopeful of returning to action sooner than expected and that he only was ruled out of action as a precaution.
Benteke is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: “Yes, I think he will play. He came into the dressing room after the match against Greece.
“He told me he could have played but it would have been a big risk to aggravate his injury.
“With a few days rest, he should be ready.”
Hazard has been one of Chelsea’s top performers this season and has scored 11 goals in the Premier League to help the Blues up to the top of the table.
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The west London side head into their clash against Palace this weekend 10 points clear at the top of the table as they bid to try and win the title in Antonio Conte’s first season at the club.