Eden Hazard set to boost Chelsea ahead of Arsenal showdown
By Andy Burton, Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 22/01/16 1:41pm
Chelsea have received a boost ahead of their Super Sunday clash at Arsenal as Eden Hazard took part in training on Wednesday.
The Belgian's inclusion in the training session represents a major step forward in his recuperation from a groin injury as it is the first time he has trained with the first team squad since he was injured at Crystal Palace on January 3.
Interim manager Guus Hiddink has been careful not to rush Hazard back too soon and the Belgian has missed Chelsea's last three matches.
Hiddink wanted to see Hazard take part in some "tough, intense" training sessions this week and the playmaker is understood to have come through Wednesday's session without any fitness concerns.
Hazard has struggled with fitness and form this season, and is yet to score for Chelsea during the current campaign. He will be monitored again in the remaining sessions this week and Hiddink will give an update on Hazard's chances of playing when he addresses the media on Friday.
Chelsea go into Sunday's match, live on Sky Sports, 14 points off the top four in the Premier League and only four points above the relegation zone.
Diego Costa, who scored last weekend against Everton before coming off injured in the final 10 minutes of the game, did not train on Wednesday and remains a doubt for Sunday's game.