21 November 2017
Coming off the back of an impressive dominant win at a very difficult Hawthorns on Saturday, Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, seems confident a weakened Blues side can cruise to a win at Qarabag on Wednesday when the London side goes in search of a win to guarantee qualification for the next round of the Champions League.
The idea makes sense considering Chelsea have just started a period of 10 games in four-and-a-half weeks. One of these games will take Conte and his men to Merseyside to play Liverpool, Saturday evening.
Chelsea are a win away from qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, but Conte has acknowledged that he must place trust in more than just his first XI for the upcoming period.
The 48-year-old told reporters: “For sure I have to make the best decision for these games, because we are playing every three days and it is normal to have rotation.
“I trust my players and am very sure for my choice. I trust all my players and it is normal to have rotation.
“For us the game against Qarabag is very important as we don’t want to wait to go through to the next round. When you wait or you arrive in this type of moment it could be more difficult for us.”
Chelsea returned from the international break to register a 4 – 0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend.