Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Chelsea v Qarabag talking points

Chelsea v Qarabag talking points

In his first Champions League campaign in 2012-13, Juventus were pitted against Conte's future employers Chelsea, as well as Shakhtar Donetsk and Nordsjaelland. "It was a penalty which got us back into the game and we have pushed and pushed but unfortunately it was not enough".

"It's normal when you have to play seven games in 21 days to rotate my players".

The Italian said: "You are never relaxed in England, because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao Cup".

"For sure he needs time to be 100 per cent, but for us his recovery is very important". You know very well in this league there are six or seven teams ready to fight not only for the title, but also for a place in the Champions League and the Europa League.

According to Mourinho, both Real Madrid and Juventus enjoyed an easier domestic schedule, pointing to the lack of a winter break in England.

"When you make the decision (on selection) there is always the risk".

"Danny Drinkwater has a muscular problem in his calf", the Chelsea boss revealed.

Leicester's latest defeat came against Chelsea on Saturday, as Craig Shakespeare's side gave everything but just couldn't overcome the reigning champions.

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Morata added that it was important to collect three points at the 2016 Premier League champions.

"I think Baka is improving his physical condition", Conte said of the midfielder acquired from Monaco this summer.

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

They have all the momentum at the moment, with three straight wins against some quality opposition as well as the return of Eden Hazard.

Hazard had missed Chelsea's opening games of the Premier League season with a serious ankle injury but he is now working his way back to full fitness.

"In two matches against Legia he scored one goal".

One player who will not be involved on Tuesday night is Diego Costa, the striker who has been disobeying instructions to return to Chelsea after being told he is surplus to requirements.

Qarabag are taking part in the Champions League for the first time in the club's legacy so it will be a historic night for them at Stamford Bridge.

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