Thibaut Courtois gives current state of Eden Hazard after leaving Chelsea

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Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been limited to just 15 appearances for Real Madrid since arriving from Chelsea in a reported £88m million deal due to injury and fitness problems.

Hazard wore the Chelsea colours for seven years and went on to become one of the best players in the world, but he has failed to make that same impact at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 29-year-old Belgian captain broke his ankle prior to the La Liga campaign being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has had a three month break to fully recover ahead of the league’s return.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes that an in-form Hazard will help Real Madrid’s quest to win the La Liga title, with Madrid two points behind Barcelona with just 11 round of matches yet to be played.

“Hazard is just fine,” Belgium star Courtois told Movistar. “The rhythm he has is surprising, but we have to go bit by bit.

“We can’t expect him to be on top form without playing. I think he’s in shape and we’ll need him to fight for the title.”

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