Di Canio will make his debut as Sunderland manager today at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard said: “I know a bit about Paolo Di Canio because everyone here has been talking about him.
“I’ve always been lucky when I’ve come up against a team with a new manager.
“When I was with Lille we played St Etienne when a new manager was making his debut, two or three years ago.
“We won 3-0 so I hope the same thing happens against Sunderland.”