Conte: Hazard on bench; Morata may be rested

Hoddle brushes up on Qarabag's Christmas tree formation

Chelsea undoubtedly benefitted from not having the extra games last season during their Premier League title winning run.

Eden Hazard, just back after a broken ankle, is set to start on the bench with Alvaro Morata expected to take a breather.

As well as Qarabag, the Blues will come up against Atletico Madrid and Antonio Rudiger's former team Roma in what Cahill described as a 'difficult group'. A look at betting odds at betting sites such as netbet.co.uk shows Chelsea is odds on to win this game and rightly so.

"You want to play these kinds 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.

Leicester have had a tough start to the season having played Arsenal and then Manchester United and Chelsea either side of the worldwide break.

'In my past sometimes before a Champions League game you rested.




Danny Drinkwater is the only injury doubt for the game. To win such a competition there is a need to work very hard, but we must be proud to play in a competition like the Champions League.

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

"'It's very important to have experience as a player and also as a coach in this competition because you understand the level", Conte said during his pre-match conference on Monday.

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

"Even though Chelsea is an icon in the Champions League and have a big chance to win the Champions League this season, the team is ready and we're going to play until the end". Of course I haven't won the Champions League yet.

And Antonio Conte's players appeared to be in very high spirits as they geared up for their clash against the Azerbaijani outfit at their Cobham training base.

CHELSEA will support criminal prosecutions and take the "strongest possible action" if any fans are found to have used anti-Semitic language. "It will be good to see him again", the Poland defender said.

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