Chelsea's Eden Hazard: I will have some bad games after injury layoff
Eden Hazard has told Chelsea supporters that he will "play bad for some games" as he works his way back into a regular starting role after recovering from a broken ankle.
Hazard made his first Premier League start of the season in the home defeat to Manchester City on Sept. 30, three days after producing a Man of the Match display in the Champions League win at Atletico Madrid.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a productive international break for Belgium, scoring twice in their win over Cyprus, but when asked whether he was back to his best he told reporters: "I don't know.
"I will see at the end of the season. I missed football for three months... it's not easy to come back after a big injury, but I did.
"I worked out during the summer. I just want to play football. I will miss some games, I will play bad for some games. I just want to play football and try to bring the best of me."
Hazard's return to full fitness is a boost to Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, likely to be without first-choice striker Alvaro Morata and midfielder N'Golo Kante for Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace.
Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Liam_Twomey.