Chelsea have received a major boost ahead of Super Sunday’s league clash between the West London side and the North Londoners Arsenal following the news of Eden Hazard’s return to full training on Wednesday.
His inclusion in the group session on Wednesday represents a major improvement in his recuperation from a groin injury. The session was his first time with the first team squad since he was injured at Crystal Palace on January 3.
Interim manager Guus Hiddink has been careful not to rush Hazard back too soon and the Belgian has missed Chelsea’s last three matches.
Hiddink wanted to see Hazard take part in some “tough, intense” training sessions this week and the playmaker is understood to have come through Wednesday’s session without any fitness concerns.
Hazard has struggled with fitness and form this season, and is yet to score for Chelsea during the current campaign. He will be monitored again in the remaining sessions this week and Hiddink will give an update on Hazard’s chances of playing when he addresses the media on Friday.