Thomas Tuchel has immense respect for former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Eden Hazard during his seven-year stint with the Blues won two Premier League titles and four domestic trophies.
The 30-year old Belgian winger joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2019 for £89million.
He has failed to live up to his expectations struggling with injuries and bad form in the last two seasons.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is a huge admirer of the Belgian international and will be available for selection in tonight’s match against Chelsea.
Tuchel said: “He is a top-quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world. So consistent.
“I have the biggest respect for him. He is a big player.
“We have many people here who know him well. He was a key player for this club now he plays for Real Madrid.
“He is fit, had a comeback in the last game. If he plays, I am sure he wants to make a point.
“They can leave his spot open and only play with 10 if they want!”