Chelsea managed to dispatch of Burnley over the weekend, but there was one notable absentee from the Blues’ squad – Eden Hazard. Hazard has been Maurizio Sarri’s most important and best player this season, but they had to cope without him against the Clarets.
Fortunately, that didn’t work against them, with Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all combining to put four goals past Sean Dyche’s side.
However, it’s clear that Chelsea would be better off with Hazard available – and it looks like he could well be for the Blues’ next league game. Ahead of Chelsea’s game with Derby on Wednesday, Gianfranco Zola has confirmed that Hazard will miss the mid-week tie – but it is ‘looking good’ for the weekend game.
On Hazard's injury, Zola says he doesn't think he will be involved tomorrow but it's looking good for the weekend. #CFCvDerby
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 30, 2018
Of course, Chelsea are set to take on Crystal Palace this weekend, and Hazard’s return will be a welcome boost ahead of that tie.
Naturally, Chelsea fans are delighted with the news, and many of them have taken to Twitter to celebrate…
Back in my fantasy team he goes then
— joeee (@joee_cfc) October 30, 2018
Great news, probably not in need of his services tonight but we need him on the weekend. I hope he recovers soon.
— Owólabí Ọlálékan Gabriel (@Olalekan_Owo) October 30, 2018
I hope we have him against Palace
— Darko Gabriel (@DarkoGabriel11) October 30, 2018
Good to hear
— Mr Prinz (@MrPrinz5) October 30, 2018
Welcoming news, Palace are annoying to play against.
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) October 30, 2018
Moved him out, Salah in!! Salah our and Hazard back in
— Robin Welsh (@Penshawmag) October 30, 2018
He never left my fpl team
— Ian (@itsian_k) October 30, 2018