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Zidane with big decision to make on Hazard playing against Chelsea

Sun 02 May 2021 | 11:11

Eden Hazard returns to London to face Chelsea, his former club, exactly two years after his final Premier League game, a 3-0 win against Watford.

The Belgium international, who played for Real Madrid against Osasuna last night, should be fit if his side advances to the

Champions League

final on May 29th, but the main question is if he'll be fit enough to play the second leg of the semi-final at Stamford Bridge. 

Since the draw was made on March 19th, Hazard has been planning to face Chelsea at his old ground. Los Blancos advanced by defeating Liverpool, while Chelsea defeated Porto.

Hazard seems to have helped the team's cause by being in shape for the tie. He played 14 minutes against Real Betis last weekend and 24 minutes against Chelsea in the first leg during the week. He seemed to be in good shape after playing 71 minutes the night before. 

Hazard looked solid against Osasuna. The 30-year-old had a shot on target, made 40 passes, and recovered four balls during his time on the field. He worked well with Vinicius and Marco Asensio on either flank and upfront with Karim Benzema, providing ingenuity across the center. 

Understandably, Zidane would opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation at London, allowing Hazard to play in his preferred position.


source: SportMob