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Central role again for Hazard

21st December 2018, 13:51 by Jack Ogalbe

Eden Hazard is likely to be deployed as a 'false nine' for a third straight Premier League game when Chelsea play Leicester.

The Belgian has starred in the role and boss Maurizio Sarri says he is 'loving' his new position in the middle of the field.

Olivier Giroud played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday's Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth, while Alvaro Morata returned to training on Thursday after a week out with a knee problem.

Andreas Christensen is the only injury absentee ahead of Saturday’s game, having limped off against the Cherries with a hamstring issue.

David Luiz, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Marcos Alonso are expected to return to the starting line-up after Sarri rotated in Carabao Cup victory.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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