Conte won't rush Hazard return

13 September 2017 04:14:44 EST

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is adamant he will not rush Eden Hazard's return following their 6-0 demolition of Qarabag in the Champions League.

The Blues put the Azerbaijani outfit to the sword with an impressive display at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Goals from Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta and a brace from Michy Batshuayi helped the Premier League champions to a perfect start to their European campaign, while Qarabag found the back of their own net for the sixth goal of the evening.

Belgian international Hazard, who missed the start of the season through injury, was named on the bench for the European encounter but did get just over half an hour of action in the second half with the result assured.

Chelsea host London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday but Conte is adamant Hazard will not be rushed back.

He said: "We must have a bit of patience with him and to try to give the possibility for Eden to recover very well.

"We must be calm and to do the best for the player and for the team. Otherwise we risk a bad injury to delay the situation. This is the right way. This process is good for him."

Chelsea are 4/5 to win, 29/10 to draw and 15/4 to lose to the Gunners this weekend.

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