The Chelsea man in charge Antonio Conte can find many reasons to carry a big smile on his face ahead of the away fixture against Crystal Palace on this Saturday in the Premier League. The reason is not only the six points difference of his side from the second placed London rivals Arsenal finding themselves at the top of the table, the inclusion of the Belgian star Eden Hazard has also boosted his confidence a bit.
The Chelsea number 10 missed his trip to Sunderland in the midweek following a knee injury and was left out of the squad. He picked up the injury in the game where The Blues sealed a hard fought 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the last Sunday.
According to the reports, the Chelsea winger is expected to make a full recovery and to be a part of Chelsea’s squad, that will travel to Selhurst Park in London to meet the 16th placed Crystal Palace on Saturday.
With six points lead at the top spot of the table, the inclusion of the in form Belgian skipper will definitely provide Chelsea to escalate their confidence a few steps higher to continue their dominance in the Premier League this season during the Christmas period.
Reportedly, in spite of Chelsea’s 1-0 victory in the midweek over Sunderland with a goal from the Spanish international Cesc Fabregas, pundits believe that the return of Hazard can be crucial for the Chelsea side, if The Blues aim to be crowed as the Champions of England this season.
The 25 year old Chelsea winger has already sent the ball behind the net for eight times in this season and the Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be hoping that the in form Chelsea star will continue his fantastic run in the hectic schedules throughout this December.
“I think we are ready to face a lot of games within a few days. We’ve worked very hard physically to face this Christmas period, and now it’s important to start it in the right way”, Hazard said in an interview.
With the upcoming fixtures against Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Stoke City, the Chelsea fans can expect their year to be ended with the unbeaten streak continued.