Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won’t rule out Eden Hazard starting on Sunday against Arsenal.

Conte expects him to be ready to face Arsenal on Sunday.

“About Eden, for sure he’s improving,” said Conte. “To have this type of patience for him is paying off. He’s very close to be totally fit. We have to continue in this way. Don’t forget I have to make the best decision for the team, for the players.

“But I think he’s improving a lot and he’s very close to be 100 per cent fit. For Gary, Cahill, he came back against Qarabag and I think he played very well, a good performance. I’m pleased for him. I have another day to reflect and then to make the best decision for Sunday.”