Chelsea will host Bournemouth in a Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Eden Hazard could miss this clash after taking a knock to his ankle in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Brighton. Hazard had to be taken off towards the end of the game as Maurizio Sarri didn’t want the Belgian to aggravate the knock he had suffered.
Hazard will definitely need the rest as Chelsea enter a busy December period. Between December 19 and January 2 Chelsea have five games, including matches against Watford and Leicester City.
After the game against Brighton, Sarri revealed that Hazard will be ready for Chelsea’s Premier League game against Leicester City next weekend.
Sarri admitted Hazard will need one to two days rest to recover fully.
“Eden is okay,” Sarri said. “It’s only a knock.
“I spoke with the doctor and he told me it’s not a big problem. Maybe one or two days to rest.”
Hazard ended his goal drought of about two months in the win over Brighton, and also got the assist for Pedro’s opener.
Hazard has played the last two league games for Chelsea as a false nine as Sarri has opted against playing Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata upfront.