Eden Hazard set for first Chelsea start this season

Lynette Rowe
September 20, 2017

Ampadu only turned 17 last week but his career has been rapidly on the rise after joining Chelsea from Exeter City in the summer.

Hazard missed Chelsea's first four matches of the season following surgery on a broken right ankle suffered on worldwide duty with Belgium back in June and has been limited to second-half cameos in their last three outings against Leicester City, FK Qarabag and Arsenal.

"Yes [Ampadu will be included]". He's strong physically, good technique and personality.

'I hope to be with him at the final step with the injury. In my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit experience about this. "You must be proud of this [achievement]", he said. It's very important to work with the players. Yes, but he's a young player.

"Now we have to work with these players, these young players, to try and improve them and give them the opportunity to show me their improvement".

But now after three substitute appearances he is back with Conte confirming he will be selected in the third round of the Carabao Cup against Nottingham Forest.

Kenedy is also set to make his first appearance for the club since being sent home from the pre-season tour of China.

Despite the youthful looking squad for the League Cup match, Chelsea have regularly faced criticism over their record of giving youngsters a chance.

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More experienced youngsters like Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake both quit the Blues to go in search of more first-team opportunities this summer.

"I think we have managed very well his situation". We play well, we won previous year. Don't forget last season our midfielders were Matic, Kante and Fabregas. He made a mistake but I think everyone in life makes mistakes.

"He had the chance to play". Now he is ready to play and to show he deserves a place for the future.

"But now we have a clear example with Christensen". The Exeter manager, Paul Tisdale, revealed at the time that the player was able to join up with the squad only because it was half-term.

'This season could be an opportunity for all the players to play games. Ready to play in the Champions League.

"Kenedy knows very well what happened in China". I have watched a lot of their games, and they play good football'. I think this. Every coach wants to win.

Conte denied senior worldwide recognition at such a young age had heaped pressure on the player, who turned 17 last week. But it also means Wednesday's game, when some of the players who may form Plan B might play, does take on a little more significance.

Eden Hazard claims that Antonio Conte's arrival at Stamford Bridge brought out an immediate improvement in himself. I think I'm the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance.

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