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However, after the game the Italian addressed rumours about Hazard’s health.
Conte confirmed that Hazard had missed the game against Stoke after picking up a calf injury in training.
His setback was not related to the kicks he received last Monday night against Man United in the FA Cup.
While some in Belgium have cast doubts over Hazard’s injury, it’s unfair to question the Chelsea star’s commitment to his national team.
It’s only a minor muscle injury, However, Chelsea (and Belgium) will take no risks as they are hoping that he will be fit for Crystal Palace in 12 days.