Conte: Hazard on bench; Morata may be rested

Conte: Hazard on bench; Morata may be rested

With new players nearly across the whole pitch, Conte will use this game as a chance for his side to get to know each other a bit more on the field, hopefully with some success.

"You have to play a tough league and then two cups".

"When you make decisions there is always a risk".

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

CHELSEA looked chipper as they prepared for a return to Champions League action.

With two other top sides in Group C, anything less than a home win for Chelsea could be costly.

Nigerian forward, Victor Moses has expressed his eagerness to begin this season's UEFA Champions League journey with Chelsea, as they host Qarabag on Tuesday night.

Among those likely to be rested is Alvaro Morata, though he is likely to be part of a powerful substitutes' bench, alongside the likes of Eden Hazard, that will be called upon if things aren't going as planned.

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Chelsea's captain Gary Cahill could feature, making his first appearance in over a month, after he was shown a straight red card for his tackle in the first half of their shock defeat to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

José Mourinho's side are well placed to challenge the cream of the continent but on recent form it's hard to justify England's Champions League prominence European football returns this week.

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

It is their 15th time competing in the group stages and they have only failed to qualify for the knock-out stages on just one occasion.

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

Chelsea have failed to reach the knock-out stage of the Champions League just once.

"I think in this game he helped us a lot, above all after the Leicester goal, but he's a young player and I think he's a good signing for us". He took Juventus to the quarter-finals once as boss and they have thrived in the competition since he left to take charge of Italy.

Roma have never won the Champions League, with their best run coming in the 1990-91 season when they finished as runners-up.

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