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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been out for three months due to injury as he injured himself while on international duty with Belgium.

After playing for 75 minutes against Everton in the Premier League 2, Kante is looking forward to welcoming back the man who pipped him to Chelsea’s Player of the Year award last term.

Kante said: “We know he’s a top player and to have him in the squad is really important for us because he can make the difference in every moment. We’re waiting for him to be ready and to come back and help us.”

Hazard hasn’t played a game for Chelsea since the loss against Arsenal in the FA Cup final last May.

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