Eden Hazard told Christian Benteke his injury was not serious
Eden Hazard was thought to be a doubt for Chelsea's game against Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm) after pulling out of training with Belgium.
The midfielder sat in the stands in Brussels for the World Cup qualifier against Greece last weekend before returning to the UK for treatment.
However, Benteke has revealed Hazard told him his injury was not serious and he could be available for the game against Palace.
“Yes I think he will play. He came into the dressing room after the match against Greece," Benteke said.
"He told me he could have played but it would have been a big risk to aggravate his injury.
"With a few days rest, he should be ready.”
Benteke scored twice for Belgium in the 3-3 draw with Russia last night and he claimed it was a welcome change after a difficult season with Palace.
"Everyone wants to play, that is obvious. You just have to show the coach what you can do when you have the chance," Benteke added.
"You have to show you are still effective even if you play less. I have to say it is relatively easy for a striker to come into such a team.
"The quality is there and the team is dominant, which helps an attacker.
"At Crystal Palace, we play differently because we are fighting relegation and it is not so simple.”