It's Tricky Game - Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Wary of Qarabag

Kante scored Chelsea's second goal with a long-range strike five minutes into the second half

To be the best player in the Premier League last season is a great thing.

Antonio Conte muted the fanfare of Chelsea's return to Europe with a warning about the need to rest and rotate his players in the opener against unfancied Qarabag.

"You start the competition in the same way as the other teams".

"We played a tough game against Leicester, we spent a lot of energy".

"You want to play this kind of games because every time you play in the Champions League it's a big game and everybody is watching you".

FK Qarabag will be making history on Tuesday night, as they are the first team from Azerbaijan to feature in the Champions League group stages. The risk could be to play with the same players as against Leicester and then after the game you think, 'Why didn't you change the team that was tired?'

"For the Premier League, you always have the opportunity to win when you play for a club like Chelsea".

"I trust all the players in my squad".




New signing Danny Drinkwater has been ruled out after injuring his calf in training on Sunday.

"This year is really important (in the Champions League)", Hazard was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday.

"We have to stay positive as a group because we knew that the first six games were going to be hard as we play last year's top four and champions", said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare. They will likely have to play on the break as Chelsea will dominate possession, but they'll be desperate to make a good first impression in the competition.

The club captain added: "I feel like my season's just starting".

"We all know very well the importance of this player for us".

This is Chelsea's 15th Champions League participation, the third most for an English club after Manchester Utd (21) and Arsenal (19). "It is very important for me to have a good Champions League experience, a competition I've known as a footballer, playing four finals and winning only one (in Rome against Ajax). Everyone realises that was a freak season for us".

Chelsea will support criminal prosecutions and take the "strongest possible action" if any supporters are found to have used anti-Semitic language.

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