Eden Hazard expects to play for Chelsea this weekend

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Eden Hazard believes he will be fit to play in Chelsea's Premier League clash against Tottenham this weekend.

Chelsea will move seven points clear at the top of the table if they take the spoils at Stamford Bridge this weekend as they're the only team in the top four to play a league fixture this weekend.

Hazard has been the star of the show for Jose Mourinho's men this season, scoring 12 goals in the league, outscoring all three of Chelsea's struggling strikers. His form could be crucial factor in the title chase.

But the 23-year-old sustained a worrying ankle injury seconds into Belgium's 2-2 draw against the Ivory Coast on Wednesday night.

Belgian boss Marc Wilmots had confirmed that a tackle from Cheick Tiote had damaged Hazard's boot but hadn't twisted his ankle.

He told reporters: "His boot was damaged, but Eden hasn't twisted his ankle."

Hazard himself has reiterated those claims and is confident of recovering in time to take on Spurs.

"It hurt, but I think I can play this weekend," Hazard told Het Laatste Nieuws.

"After 20 seconds I got a kick. A nice welcome, but I'm not worried about the injury."

The Chelsea star went on to admit that he has felt the effects of a tough Premier League season but also claims that he doesn't need that much rest to perform at the highest level.

"I'm not that tired," he claimed. "In the first half against Fulham I felt it a bit, but in the second I found my flow back. I don't need that much rest, I'm at my best when I can play a lot of games. But I've to be careful that I don't burn myself.

"I'm in super form. Something you see in the stats and in my consistency. I see similarities with my last season in Lille."

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