Hazard returns for Chelsea tonight

John Terry drops major hint over Antonio Conte's team selection for EFL Cup

Conte is expected to try a few of Chelsea's next generation of youngsters - Charly Musonda, Kenedy and maybe even 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu - in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup third round game with Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after finishing seven points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

"I think he's shown not just at Chelsea but also at Juve [Juventus] that he's a good coach and I think he has some good years ahead of him".

"I don't think that, if your national team calls you up [Ampadu] and you are 16 years old [at the time of the call up], it puts pressure on you". In my career, I was injured a lot of times.

And while those Blues players were also able to show their Italian boss what they are made of during training on Tuesday, main man Eden Hazard is certain to be the centre of attention when they face Forest.

Conte said: "We are a great club, for this reason every competition is important to us. He's a young player, but I'm sure he's a good prospect for Chelsea". "Christensen played on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach and now he's in our squad". You can not rush it and he is ready to start a game now.

Making his first start of the season, Hazard will be keen to get the ball rolling in terms of his output and he looked sharp in his cameo against Qarabag in the Champions League, getting on the scoresheet. Ready to play from the start with Chelsea.

But as this was his first appearance since sending racist tweets and being sent home from the Premier League champions' tour of China in disgrace, there was a more than a little extra significance. "I don't want to lose".

The player lost form following his unbelievable double against Brentford earlier in the season, but a solid performance in the Cup could see him return to the starting XI on a more consistent basis.

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