London: Chelsea are hopeful Belgium winger Eden Hazard can shrug off a calf problem in time for Wednesday's crucial Premier League showdown with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
The quicksilver Hazard was forced to miss Sunday's 1-0 victory at champions Manchester United after sustaining the injury in the Europa League semi-final win over Swiss club Basel on Thursday.
"He has a problem with his calf," interim manager Rafael Benitez told the club's website. "We thought he was fine but we didn't want to take a risk with him (against United). He could be available for Wednesday, the physios are working with him and he could be fit."
Chelsea climbed into the third and final automatic Champions League qualifying spot after the win at United and they go into Wednesday's game knowing a victory against Spurs will virtually kill off the top-three chances of their London rivals....more
03:46 PM, May 06, 2013