Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard is winning his race to be fit for a reunion with former club Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.
The Belgian joined the La Liga giants in 2019 for a fee of around £100m after seven trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge.
But Hazard’s struggled with injuries since moving to the Bernabeu and he’s made just 14 appearances in all competitions this term.
Madrid booked a clash against Chelsea in the semi-finals with a 3-1 aggregate win over Liverpool earlier this week, handing Hazard the opportunity to return to west London for the first time since his departure.
However, many Blues feared they’d be denied a reunion with their former hero given his injury problems.
But Zidane has revealed that Hazard is back in contention for tonight’s clash against Getafe, which would give him plenty of time to build his fitness up for the tie against Chelsea.
‘He is feeling very better and he is ready,’ said Zidane.
He wants to be back more than anyone else. ‘We have been more cautious with [Dani] Carvajal and Hazard, because they are relapses.
They are both better and that is good for the team.’
Chelsea continue their bid for a top four finish by hosting Brighton on Tuesday.
The Blues booked their spot in the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win against Manchester City on Saturday, with Thomas Tuchel’s men set to face either Leicester City or Southampton next month.
Chelsea travel to West Ham just 72 hours before their first leg clash at the Bernabeu, before taking on rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge before the second leg.