Reliable journalist: Playmaker to miss Tottenham clash against Chelsea
By Harry Sykes
Eden Hazard is back in Chelsea training but will not play in their Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday, according to a reliable journalist.
Kristof Terreur, who covers the Premier League for Belgian newspaper HLN, reported on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Hazard is training with the the Blues squad for the first time since the ankle injury he suffered earlier on the summer.
But Terreur urged Chelsea fans not to get too excited, as the brilliant playmaker will not be fit enough to play in this weekend’s clash at Wembley.
Don’t get to excited. Spurs will come too early after 2,5 months at the sidelines and no proper pre-season.
— Kristof Terreur ???? (@HLNinEngeland) August 15, 2017
Hazard has been sidelined for two and a half months and has not had a pre-season to enable him to build up his fitness in match conditions.
The Belgium international will be sorely missed after his starring role in Chelsea’s second title triumph in three seasons.
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The champions are the first visitors to Tottenham’s temporary home ground and are under pressure after beginning their title defence with a shock home defeat to Burnley.
By contrast, Spurs will go into the match on a high after opening their campaign with a solid 2-0 win against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are to finalise a £45million-valued signing today after terms agreed.