Eden Hazard needs time, warns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte


Eden Hazard needs time, warns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Chelsea is in good form, bagging three consecutive wins to qualify for the Premier League.

While no-one expects Chelsea to arrive to the Qarabag overly confident and without focus, the match against one of the weakest teams in the UCL is set to allow Antonio Conte to shuffle his troops. "I have to check many situations and make the best decisions for tomorrow", he said.

"We must understand we are starting a path". There is the necessity to rotate and play game by game. "It's always been my dream to play in the Champions League and win it".

"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".

Game two of seven in 21 days should bring a fresh opportunity for the fringe players. We played two days ago, and then we have to play tomorrow, and then we have to play a hard game against Arsenal.

On club-record signing Alvaro Morata, who in Hazard's absence has emerged as a key player for Chelsea, the Belgian said: "Like you saw, I saw he is a good player - I saw that he scores a lot with his head, now he needs to score with his feet", Hazard was quoted as saying by Goal.

Antonio Conte opted for a change after 73 minutes as Zappacosta replaced Victor Moses to make his Chelsea debut.

If Chelsea don't beat Azerbaijani minnows Qarabag on Tuesday night it will be a major shock.

Leicester have had a tough start to the season having kicked off the campaign at Arsenal, with the Foxes playing Manchester United and Chelsea either side of the worldwide break.

The English champions were drawn in a relatively tough group but they should be too hot for Qarabag in the group stage opener.

To add insult to injury, since Conte left the club, Juventus have been to two Champions League finals in three seasons.

The ever-popular enhanced video player will be showing a Celtic v PSG live stream on BTSport.com via the banner below and on the BT Sport app. The Blues have also scored in each of their last 24 group games at Stamford Bridge.

Tiemoue Bakayoko says he would rather help Chelsea to Champions League glory this season than defend their Premier League title. "But it's about the team doing well and they've done alright".

With this man back in the Chelsea fold, it is imperative that the Qarabag defence stay extra tight.

Although Conte's well-drilled side were peerless in Serie A - where they won the title by nine points, Bayern taught them a lesson in Europe. In fact, Qarabag have won only four of their 18 games in the group stages of a European competition (D5 L9).

There is also a possible sighting of Eden Hazard out of the bench after his comeback on Saturday.



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