Conte had already suggested that key playmaker Eden Hazard, who has appeared as a substitute in each of Chelsea's last three matches against Leicester City, FK Qarabag and Arsenal, would start against Forest as he looks to complete his recovery from surgery on a broken ankle sustained while on worldwide duty with Belgium back in June.
Hazard came on as a second-half substitute during Chelsea's goalless draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but was unable to help the Blues find a victor against the Gunners. I hope to be with him at the final step for the injury, ' Conte said. "Now he is ready to start the game".
Boss Antonio Conte hopes this is the end of the road for the player's recovery.
The Belgium worldwide made his first appearance since suffering a broken ankle in June in the Premier League win away to Leicester City on September 9. "For this reason, we try and do our best in every competition we are going to play".
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"I think he knows very well what happened in China".
Off the back of Sunday's stalemate with Arsenal, Antonio Conte has confirmed that he will make a number of changes with a handful of youth players set to feature. In my career, I was injured a lot of times. I am sure we are talking about a young player with really good prospects.
"I think for Eden now it is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game".
"It's important to move on", Conte said. His strong work ethic has been a very big contribution to his and his team's success. "Now he's ready to play and to show he deserves a space for the future". I think the most important thing for the players is to be open to receive new information. But I think that everyone in their life can make a mistake.