Chelsea star Eden Hazard could miss the next game for the Blues in April as his national team manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the 26-year-old could be out for at least 10 to 15 days with a calf injury.
Besides Chelsea’s clash against Crystal Palace (1 April), the speedster will also be unavailable for Belgium’s qualifying game against Greece on Saturday and the friendly with Russia on Tuesday. In turn, Martinez has confirmed that Hazard will travel back to London this week and will be assessed by both Chelsea’s and Belgium’s medical staff.
“Eden has suffered an injury before the match against Stoke, it does not look so serious,” Martinez was quoted by Sky Sports.
“But he will not play against Greece. We are going to follow the injury.
“It is a big disappointment for Eden that he cannot lead the team. If you want to be a good team, you have to absorb everything.
“This is a good test for us. I see enough players who can take over his role.”
The 26-year-old missed Chelsea’s 1-2 away win over Stoke City due to a calf injury and Conte will be hoping that he will be back soon as the Blues have been scheduled to play Manchester City just four days after Palace’s fixture.
The Belgium skipper has netted 11 goals in the Premier League and has further assisted 4 goals, hence, it is evident that his absence will be a major setback for Conte.