Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Hazard wants to win CL with Chelsea

Hazard wants to win CL with Chelsea

Conte plans to manage his return to fitness with Sunday's visit of Arsenal - live on Sky Sports Premier League - on the horizon, followed by a midweek Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.

"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".

The Stamford Bridge outfit are considered firm favourites for the game and will be expecting to take a maximum six points from both meetings, especially with Roma and Atletico Madrid also in their group.

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 Belgium worldwide has missed the beginning of the season with an ankle injury, and Conte is keen to not rush the player back, with patience the key to his recovery.

Eden Hazard returned to the Blues squad, but only started on the bench alongside new signings Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater.

He says Chelsea are "starting a path" to compete against the cream of Europe. Which is amongst some of the very best teams and we're looking forward to testing ourselves.

Qarabag claimed their first league title in independent Azerbaijan in 1993, the year when they were condemned to move to Baku because of the war in Nagorny Karabakh. "He is an unbelievable player - we are looking forward to having him in our squad".

"Morata played the whole game with Spain [against Lichtenstein] and the whole game with Leicester so I have to check many situations and then make the best decision for tomorrow", Conte said.

Conte has had two Champions League campaigns as a manager with Juventus.

Football pundit Stan Collymore has claimed that Manchester United will go further than their Premier League rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool in the Champions League this season.

Qarabag are the only team, alongside RB Leipzig, to make their Champions League debut this season.

Diego Costa is, of course, not in Chelsea's Champions League squad. "But I think we must pay great attention in the future".

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