Eden Hazard missed the whole of Chelsea’s pre-season games and has been gradually introduced into the team by Antonio Conte as he returns to full match fitness.

The Chelsea manager revealed after the goalless draw against Arsenal that Hazard will make his first start of the season in the Carabao Cup game against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

And he has today again maintained that Hazard will start tomorrow’s game.

He told the media in his press conference: “I think for Eden now is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game. I hope to be with him at the final step for the injury.

“I think we have managed very well his situation and in my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit of experience about this situation.

“We are managing the situation very well and he is ready to start.”

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