Real Madrid will face Chelsea in the last four Champions League games, implying Eden Hazard will return to Stamford Bridge
Eden Hazard is “ready” to face Chelsea in the Champions League as indicated by Zinedine Zidane.
The Real Madrid playmaker will return to Stamford Bridge for the European Cup semi-finals.
Eden Hazard was a West London star before moving to Spain just over 18 months ago.
The Belgium international has persevered through a horrific time at the Bernabeu with injuries and a lack of form hampering his ambitions.
He is sidelined again but is currently getting closer to a first-team comeback with Zidane claiming his desire to come back is higher than ever.
“He’s feeling better and he’s ready,” he said. “He wants to be back more than anyone.
“We were more careful with [Dani] Carvajal and Hazard, because they are relapses.
“They are both better and it’s good for the team.”
Zidane has a glittering track record in Europe having won the competition 3 times as a manager.
Thomas Tuchel hopes to end the French manager’s record of never losing in a double European meeting.
The German guided the Blues to the FA Cup final after taking over in January as his incredible start to life continues.
Last season he took PSG within 90 minutes of Champions League magnificence and expected a draw against the Spanish giants.
He said: Overall, I like not playing against teams from your same league in the Champions League because it feels more like European competition, but that’s the only thing.