Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been out injured since June when he fractured his right ankle while on international duty with Belgium.
The Belgian missed Chelsea’s preseason training and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed Hazard needs time to fully recover.
“Hazard is improving but to be fully fit he needs time,” Conte said.
“We must have patience with him and try to do the best for him. At the moment some players are not 100 per cent fit. Morata also is another player who needs to continue to work and improve and find the right physical condition.
“My only worry is when you try to put the players back very early, the risk of getting an injury is high. This is my worry. The physical condition could not be 100 per cent but we have to face this situation.”