Chelsea’s Belgian, who has observed his get started to the season not on time after breaking his ankle in the summer time, is ready to go back this night in the Wanda Metropolitano – Atletico Madrid’s new house.
Hazard has scored simplest 5 targets in 31 Champions League appearances in the 5 years he has been at Stamford Bridge, in comparison to the 57 he has scored over the similar duration, which has observed him instrumental in two Premier League identify wins.
Chelsea have presented a brand new £300,000-a-week deal to Hazard, 26, who nonetheless has 3 years left on his present contract and stay assured he’s going to check in the following couple of weeks.
In stark distinction to the ones league performances, Hazard has been quiet in the Champions League however he’s set to go back this night and Conte mentioned: “This pageant brings you to every other degree. Eden has all the chances to do smartly. He’s a actually most sensible participant. He’s completely have compatibility. It’s the proper second.
“Last yr Eden performed a actually essential season, performed rather well and used to be essential for us in successful the league. He confirmed nice ability in each recreation, confirmed he’s a actually just right participant.
“This pageant is essential for Eden nevertheless it’s essential for the staff too.”
Hazard as began just one recreation up to now this season after being moderately nursed again to health by Conte, however the participant – who has been a very long time goal for Atletico’s competitors Real – has now not scored in the Champions League since March 2015.
Diego Costa, in the meantime, whose £67million transfer to Atletico, which shall be finished at the finish of the season after he to begin with strikes on mortgage, used to be showed by Chelsea final evening – and his presence in the stadium this night will upload additional spice.
Chelsea (Three-Four-Three): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
Atletico Madrid: (Four-Four-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godin, Filipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Partey, Niguez; Correa, Griezmann.
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey).