By Alex Bowmer For Mailonline
Published: 19:30 BST, 20 October 2020 | Updated: 19:48 BST, 20 October 2020
Eden Hazard has suffered a fresh injury setback as his Real Madrid nightmare continues, with the big-money signing from Chelsea set to be out until after the November international break at the earliest.
Just as he was seemingly nearing full fitness at the end of September, a muscle problem sustained the day before he was due to return saw the Belgian miss out as Zinedine Zidane's men squeaked past Real Valladolid 1-0.
However, Hazard was also sidelined for the subsequent win over Levante and the shock defeat by Cadiz at the weekend.
Eden Hazard was a dejected spectator as Real Madrid defeated Real Valladolid last month
It looks highly likely that Hazard's earliest opportunity to return will be against Villarreal
Zidane has admitted that the injury is 'more than we thought' and the attacking midfielder won't play in the first El