With Arsenal set to welcome back Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for the arrival of Chelsea, Guus Hiddink’s men have been boosted by the news that Eden Hazard should be fit to return for the grudge match on Sunday.

The frontman has been side-lined since 3rd January when he picked up a groin injury in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Palace, but he has now returned to first team training and is set to be included in the matchday squad as long as he doesn’t suffer any problems this week.

Chelsea currently sit in 14th place in the Premier League, some 19 points behind Arsenal who are top of the table.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Eden Hazard of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on January 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Back in time for Arsenal (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Without Mike Dean to hand them all three points this time, Chelsea will be hoping that Eden Hazard can find some of the form that saw him voted player of the year. Given how long it’s been missing, however, I wouldn’t count on it.

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