Trevor Sinclair believes Eden Hazard will come back 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 after the first leg in Spain ended 1-1.
Hazard came off the bench late on, but failed to make much of an impact on the game.
The Belgium international’s time at Madrid has been plagued by injury since his £140million move from Chelsea in 2019.
He has managed just 39 appearances over the last two seasons, but he looks set for a big role in Wednesday night’s game – live on talkSPORT.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane said his side ‘will need’ the winger for the second leg.
Former Man City and England winger Sinclair thinks Hazard could prove to be a big problem for Chelsea.
“I can’t help but think Eden Hazard is going to play some part in the way this tie is going to end up,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.
“We know what he’s been capable of in the past. He played a bit part in the first leg and I’ve just got a feeling there’s a storyline that involves him.
“I fear for Chelsea because of that. When he switches it on, there’s not many better players we’ve witnessed in the Premier League.
“He’ll be comfortable going back to Stamford Bridge. When you go back to an old club, I don’t know what the odds are but they must be huge to have an affect and score.
“I don’t know if he’s got the fitness levels or the desire. He’s a very wealthy man now and to be able to continue put in amazing performances and amazing seasons is a different challenge when you’ve already got the riches and rewards.”