CONTE REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING DELAYING HAZARD’S RETURN TO CHELSEA’S STARTING XI

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard made his first appearance of the season with Belgium during the international break having fully recovered from a fractured right ankle.

Hazard is expected to be available for selection after playing a total of 93 minutes against Gibraltar and Greece without feeling any discomfort.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering delaying Hazard’s return to the starting XI until Chelsea’s Champions League game against Qarabag at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Conte is reportedly wary about rushing Hazard back too soon before he is fully match fit and is thinking about naming Hazard among the substitutes with a view of bringing him on in the second half.

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