Trevor Sinclair believes Eden Hazard will return to haunt Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Blues face Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final at Stamford Bridge, with Thomas Tuchel’s side holding a slight advantage following the end of the first leg in Spain 1-1.
Hazard came off the bench late, but didn’t have much of an impact on the game.
The Belgium international’s stay in Madrid has been plagued with injuries since his £ 140million move from Chelsea in 2019.
He’s only managed 39 appearances in the past two seasons, but he looks set for a big role in Wednesday night’s game – live on talkSPORT.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane has said his side ‘will need’ the winger for the return leg.
Former Man City and England winger Sinclair believes Hazard could prove to be a big deal for Chelsea.
“I can’t help but think that Eden Hazard is going to play a role in how this tie is going to end,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.
“We know what he’s been capable of in the past. He played a small part in the first leg and I just have a feeling there’s a storyline that involves him.
“I’m scared for Chelsea because of this. When he turns it on, we haven’t seen a lot of better players in the Premier League.
“He will be comfortable going back to Stamford Bridge. When you go back to a former club, I don’t know what the chances are but they have to be huge to have an effect and to score.
“I don’t know if he has the fitness level or the desire. He’s a very rich man now and being able to continue to have amazing performances and amazing seasons is a different challenge when you already have the riches and the rewards.