Conte confirms ‘it is the right moment’ for Hazard to start against...

Conte confirms ‘it is the right moment’ for Hazard to start against Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised Eden Hazard ahead of upcoming Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano.

“Last season Eden played very well and a really important season for us to win the league. – Conte said – He showed in every game a great talent to be a really good player. The Champions League is very important for him but also for the team. This competition brings you to another level and he has all the possibility to do that. He is a top player, he is fit and he is in contention to start the game. It is the right moment”.

The Italian manager has confirmed both Pedro and David Luiz will feature against the La Liga giants, with the exception of Danny Drinkwater who’s sidelined until the international break through a calf injury,.

About Luiz, who suffered a broken wrist in the game against Arsenal, Conte said: “David is an important player for us and this type of injury won’t stop him tomorrow. He is in contention for the game”.