Conte confirms long-awaited Chelsea return of Hazard

Date published: Friday 8th September 2017 12:36

Eden Hazard is in line to feature for Chelsea against Leicester on Saturday.

The Premier League champions face their predecessors at the King Power Stadium at 3pm on Saturday, with Antonio Conte hoping his side continue their positive form.

They headed into the international break on the back of a 2-0 victory over Everton, which came after beating Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley.

Hazard is now expected to feature against Leicester after making his return from injury for Belgium in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

“He is improving a lot and I think now I can count on him,” Conte said. “I have to decide the right minutes but he is available. He is in the list for the squad.

“I was very happy for him to play the game against Gibraltar and to come on against Greece.

“I think it was a good moment for us to stop. The international break allowed us to recover.

“Don’t forget he is an important player for us to play soon.”

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