After spending his Saturday afternoon in the posh seats, with a posh bottle of water, and a slightly menacing balloon animal, Eden Hazard is ready to get back to work this week, so reports the Daily Mail.
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Hazard was still limited in Friday's training, but he's expected to resume full training starting today and be ready for the big clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday.
Manager Guus Hiddink has repeatedly stated that the club will not rush Hazard back, making sure that he fully recovers from his double whammy of a hip injury and the subsequent groin injury. But with Pedro's mighty struggles limiting our options, Hazard's return would be more than welcome. As long as we don't play him at striker again.
For someone who gets kicked more often than just about anyone else in the upper echelons of world football, Hazard has been remarkably durable. Before his recent troubles, the only other significant time he had missed in a Chelsea shirt was towards the end of the 2012-13 campaign, which included the Europa League final.