Conte: Hazard on bench; Morata may be rested

Posted September 13, 2017

"This year is really important (in the Champions League)", Hazard was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday. There is the necessity to rotate and play game by game.

Atletico know what it takes to win a European crown after lifting the Europa League trophy in 2010 and 2012, though Chelsea remain the only team in the group to win the Champions League.

"In England it is not easy to win but I have good players". Do you agree with our selection?

"When you play against a medium team you know you risk losing the game [in England]". When you make the decision [on selection] there is always the risk. "To play seven games in 21 days is not easy", he said. We played two days ago, and then we have to play tomorrow, and then we have to play a hard game against Arsenal. "However, I know many of their players because when I was training Italy we faced Azerbaijan, and numerous players are on the national team".

He should lead the line in all of Madrid's Champions League group matches should he remain fit.

Gary Cahill, the club captain, is also desperate to play, having served a three-match domestic ban after his sending-off in the season opener against Burnley. The likes of Jack Wilshere and Reiss Nelson should start at the Emirates, allowing some key players the chance to rest before the Chelsea clash.

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Vardy must be an angry man these days since many of his teammates who helped Leicester City win the 2015-2016 League title have left.

Antonio Rudiger is heading back to Roma just months after signing for Chelsea. The combative French midfielder won the PFA and Football Writers' award last season after his performances inspired Chelsea to the Championship. The Blues have also scored in each of their last 24 group games at Stamford Bridge. "Supporters pay a lot of money to watch these games and they want to see the best players they possibly can".

Qarabag defeated FC Copenhagen in the play-off round and came through three qualifications ties to reach this stage. "Everyone realises that was a freak season for us".

Eden Hazard should be back to compete in Europe following his recovery from a fractured ankle.

This is Antonio Conte's third Champions League campaign as manager.