Blues boss to rotate squad for Champions League opener

Posted September 13, 2017

The first ended in a quarter-final defeat to eventual winners Bayern Munich in 2013, and in the following season, his Juve side failed to even qualify for the knockout stages.

It meant back-to-back Premier League medals for the 26 year-old, who starred in Leicester City's unlikely march to glory in 2015-2016. I trust all my players in my squad.

"You are never relaxed in England because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao (League) Cup".

"In the Champions League we are starting a path and it will be very important to start building something important", he added. To play 60, 65 games it's normal, but it's not easy.

"In England it is not easy to win but I have good players".

"They have a lot of players who play for the national team". If you win, it was the best decision.

"I like to call these kind of games tricky games. However, I know many of their players because when I was training Italy we faced Azerbaijan, and numerous players are on the national team".

Danny Drinkwater is the only injury doubt for the game.

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But captain Gary Cahill is desperate to play, having served a three-match ban following his sending-off in the season-opener against Burnley.

This is the first ever competitive encounter between Chelsea and Qarabag. 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.

"I have won a lot but I want to win more".

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

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident his squad can cope with a far busier September than a year ago. The teams from the third bracket will be competing at the Stamford Bridge. "They have one of the best coaches in Europe [in Antonio Conte] and they have some of the best players in Europe". A win at home against Qarabag and winning all our home games will be key in topping the group.

Qarabag defeated FC Copenhagen in the play-off round and came through three qualifications ties to reach this stage.

Eden Hazard has scored only one goal in his last 12 Champions League games, it was from the penalty spot.

CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte is prepared to leave out some star names for Wednesday morning's (AEST) visit of Group C outsiders Qarabag in the Champions League.