Eden Hazard missed Chelsea’s last Premier League game, away to Sunderland on Wednesday, with a knock he picked up during last weekend’s win over West Bromwich Albion. He was replaced by Willian, who had not made a league start since early October. While Willian was involved in the game’s only goal, there’s a marked difference between what he and Hazard can bring to the team.
Fortunately, there are good news in the camp, as manager Antonio Conte announced today that Hazard is fit for tomorrow's match-up against Crystal Palace.
Antonio Conte reports that Eden Hazard has trained today and is fit for tomorrow's game. He has not yet decided whether he starts. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 16, 2016
In even better news, there are no new injuries.
However, captain John Terry is still unavailable since picking up a gluteal strain two week ago. The injury was supposed to keep Terry out for a rather vague “few weeks” but Conte still wasn’t able to provide a date for his return.
Conte says John Terry is still trying to recovery from injury but is staying with the squad and is still important. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 16, 2016
Conte does not know exactly when Terry will be available again. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 16, 2016
This is Terry’s third injury of the season already, following two ankle injuries at the start of the season. He’s suddenly showing every bit of his 36 years...