Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink believes it is now time for Eden Hazard to "show what he is capable of" against Paris Saint-Germain having returned to full fitness. Hazard, 24, played a decisive role in Chelsea's Premier League title victory last season en route to winning PFA Player of the Year award but has endured a disastrous campaign this term.
The Belgian's season under Hiddink has largely been disrupted by a "severe" groin injury and started just his third game of 2016 in the first-leg of the club's Champions League last-16 clash in Paris, a game where he was substituted after 71 minutes.
Hiddink defended his player's performance in the first-leg and ahead of the second-leg clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 9 March, the manager challenged the Belgium international to rediscover his top form having shaken off those fitness problems.
"When he [Hazard] was playing away in Paris, he was in that period just coming back from a rather severe injury which we could not ask him to be top fit, game fit," Hiddink said. "He had two or three actions that looked like Hazard.
"Now we are some weeks further into the league and game fitness and, of course, he can and must show tomorrow what he's capable of."
Chelsea trail 2-1 from the first-leg but their chances of overturning that deficit will be boosted by the returns of Diego Costa and Pedro. Both players missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke City on 5 March with tendon and hamstring problems but returned to training this week.
Brazilian youngster Kenedy is also back in contention after suffering an hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Norwich City, but captain John Terry remains on the sidelines.