Hiddink Expects Hazard Back For Bournemouth, Terry Still Out

Hiddink Expects Hazard Back For Bournemouth, Terry Still Out

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink on Friday confirmed that midfielder Eden Hazard could make his return to the side that take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

The playmaker has been sidelined for six weeks with a hip injury but Hiddink at his press conference on Friday revealed that the Belgian could play some part when they face the Cherries.

"He'll travel, it's not for the whole game, I think," Hiddink said.
"He's available. He was training very alive and that's a good signal."

Hiddink then added that captain John Terry will travel with the team to the Vitality Stadium for the match but is not yet fit to play.

"I like people to be with the team. John is very committed. He was annoyed about his injury and desperately wants to be with the team," Hiddink added.

Asked whether Terry who has not played for Chelsea since March 19 due to Archilles and hamstring problems needs to play to persuade incoming coach, Antonio Conte, to hand him a new contract, Hiddink admits that could help the 35-year-old's situation.

"It might be important as well. But its not a stress situation for both," he said.

Chelsea are in 10th place with 44 points while Bournemouth are 13th with 41 points.