Chelsea team news: Key player in Blues squad after injury scare
By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Eden Hazard is the Chelsea squad that faces Manchester United on Monday night after an injury scare.
The Belgian winger left Stamford Bridge limping on Saturday after after the Premier League champions’ 2-2 draw against Watford.
But he is party of the 18-man Chelsea squad that left London on Sunday to head to Manchester for Monday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford, which kicks off at 5.30pm.
Hazard had been a second-half substitute for Chelsea in the Boxing Day clash after missing the team’s 3-1 win over Sunderland a week earlier with a hip injury sustained in Jose Mourinho’s final match as manager.
In Guus Hiddink’s first game in charge, Hazard came off the bench at the 74-minute mark as a replacement for Pedro but was unable to engineer a victory for his team.
Hiddink must decide whether to restore the reigning Footballer of the Year to the Chelsea team as he still seeks his first goal for the club this season.