Zidane named a strong side against 14th-placed Real Sociedad, with only Gareth Bale and Casemiro rested from their last match, and he was rewarded with a good performance and result - a couple of defensive blips aside. Meanwhile, Hazard has on several occasions publicly said that he idolises the Frenchman.
"We have the immediate chance to do that on a stage like the Bernabeu against a team with great players".
However, seven goals in his last four games suggest that was an anomaly for a player who has now scored 33 hat-tricks in the Spanish top flight.
Real are thought to be his preferred destination, as he stalls over signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
But Zidane has all but ended the debate after claiming that Isco is going nowhere.
"I'm glad you've asked me".
"He's a superb player and he's shown that, it's not true we want to sell him". Real Madrid are believed to be in pole position to sign Neymar - as they are believed to be planning a squad overhaul at the end of the season after a disastrous 2017/18 league campaign thus far.
Understandably there will be no shortage of interest if Isco becomes available but the report says Arsenal and Liverpool will be among the clubs vying for his signature this summer. Sterling has been in emphatic form this term, scoring 19 goals - and we're only in February!
Villarreal's second straight defeat left them fifth in the table, two points behind Real Madrid in fourth, having played two games more. It was a bad run of form that saw Madrid fall back 16 points adrift from La Liga leaders Barcelona.