Chelsea ace Eden Hazard is out of tonight’s game at Sunderland.

The Blues winger picked up a knock in the 1-0 win against West Brom and did not travel with the squad to Wearside.

It is a major blow for Antonio Conte, who is hoping to make it 10 wins on the bounce and extend Chelsea‘s lead at the top of the table to six points.

Hazard has been in fine form this season, contributing eight goals and one assist in 15 appearances.

He is expected to return to fitness for the weekend trip to Crystal Palace.