“Hazard had a lot of problems. Now I think he’s physically good. He played 10 minutes against Inter, but the fact that he’s physically good means that he will have more game time,” Carlo Ancelotti has told ElevenSports.
“Will Hazard play more against Atletico Madrid? For sure, because his condition is good,” the Italian boss added.
The Belgian forward could enter the pitch in the second half if needed.
It is also possible that the likes of Gareth Bale will be seen in action after the half-time break. The Welshman has been declared by Ancelotti fully fit and motivated to play.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard has been a subject of speculation for a possible return to England as soon as January with a number of Premier League clubs interested in his services, including former employers Chelsea. On the other hand, West Ham United and Newcastle United are also thought to be interested in the Belgium international captain.