Eden Hazard has insisted that he is back to full fitness ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Roma in the Champions League.
The Belgian international missed the start of the season through injury, but has now scored three goals in his last three games since his return, including the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth.
And he has stressed that he is ready to make an impact in the upcoming games against Roma and Manchester United.
“I’m training hard, the injury is the past,” he told Chelsea TV. “I’m fully ready for the next game, I just want to play.
“A big week is coming, so it was important also for the confidence to stay high, after the game against Watford, to win at Bournemouth. We are full of confidence now, two big games in Champions League and Premier League. And we are ready to play both.”
Chelsea stayed in fourth in the Premier League standings following their narrow win at the Vitality Stadium, and Hazard admitted it was a crucial victory.
“It’s a massive win, massive,” he added. “We should have scored more goals, but we did well in defending together and at the end of the game we had the three points, and that’s the most important thing.
“At half-time, we just said ‘we need to keep pushing, to keep playing like this, we are playing well and the only problem is that we haven’t scored’.
“We know the quality of the team that we can score at any time. So we did, I did, and it’s important because we won.”