Real Madrid are interested in signing the Belgian, who admitted it is his "dream" to join the Bernabeu club.
Hazard has been heavily linked with the La Liga giants and described them as the "best club in the world" as he fuelled transfer talk in the summer.
Hazard started the season in phenomenal form, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in Chelsea's first eight league games.
Mstt8Kovacic is now approaching the halfway stage of a season-long loan at Chelsea, where he has established himself as an important part of Maurizio Sarri's side.
However, manager Maurizio Sarri will face his strongest team to execute the game knowing that a defeat will leave his side 13 points behind Man City.
Meanwhile, City defender and Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany believes Sarri is the ideal manager for Hazard. "I can't remember him having that a lot in his career".
"But I think some of the players deserve more to be captain than me. The future is bright for him".
A loss to Wolves in midweek, 11 days after losing their unbeaten record to Tottenham, has heaped pressure on Sarri, whose idiosyncratic methods are now under question.
Chelsea provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Morata, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, Bulka.