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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists that Eden Hazard is still a serious threat despite his struggles for Real Madrid as the Belgian prepares to face his old club for the first time.
Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 after 7 years at Stamford Bridge.
Asked if he has discussed Hazard with his former Chelsea teammates, Tuchel replied: “Well Eden is a top-quality player.
“He was the key player here for many, many years in this club and this league – which is one of the hardest in the world and a tough one if you decide matches so consistently like Eden did for this club here.
“So I have the biggest respect for him. Of course we talk a lot because he’s a big player for this club and of course we have many people here in the staff who know him very well.
“And it’s not only that we talk about him because we play him, but we talk about the experience and how this club grew and the experience and the big games they had and the clashes they had in the league and in Europe.
“And like I said, he was a key player for this club. Now he plays for Real Madrid and obviously he’s fit and he had a comeback in the last game for some minutes to be ready tomorrow.”