Antonio Conte has challenged Eden Hazard to repeat his dazzling performance against Atletico Madrid when Chelsea face title rivals Manchester City on Saturday.
Hazard was in fine form, during the week, as Chelsea became the first English team to win at Atletico with a 2-1 success in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old was making only his second start of the season in Madrid following three substitute appearances after surgery on his ankle.
Now Hazard is poised for his first Premier League start of the campaign
With Manchester City looking strong, Chelsea boss Conte wants Hazard to help the champions draw level on points with the leaders at Stamford Bridge.
“If he was able to play one game like the last game against Atletico Madrid it means he’s ready now to play with continuity,” Conte told reporters on Friday.
“For us he’s an important player. Last season he had an important season, he played very well, he performed as a top player. I’m very happy for him.”
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