Eden Hazard will return to the Real Madrid side for Wednesday’s La Liga match away to Elche after over a month out injured, coach Zinedine Zidane has said.

Real’s record signing has only been able to make three league starts this season and has not featured since injuring his hamstring in a November defeat to Alaves. His last campaign was blighted by two serious ankle injuries.

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“Eden will be there tomorrow and our plan is for him to play a bit,” Zidane told a news conference on Tuesday.

“The other day we decided not to but we want him to play and to make the most of him,” he added.

Hazard’s return comes at the right time for Madrid, which is expected to be without Brazilian forward Rodrygo for up to three months after he injured his hamstring in the 2-0 win over Granada before the Christmas break.

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