Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claimed he trusts his players, as the Blues face a tough schedule with playing every three days
Antonio Conte says it would be “normal” to rotate his Chelsea side for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Qarabag, Sky Sports reports.
The Italian boss says Chelsea will take nothing for granted against a side that they have defeated 6-0 at home back in September.
The Chelsea coach claimed he will take Saturday’s Premier League game against Liverpool into consideration when he selects the starters against Qarabag.
Conte knows how important a win would be for the Blues, as if they manage to take all 3 points home, Chelsea will secure a spot for themselves in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
“For sure I have to make the best decision for these games, because we are playing every three days. I trust all my players and it is normal to have rotation,” Conte said. Report: Lukaku out of Barcelona game George Patchias – Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out of Inter Milan’s game against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.Inter Milan face Barcelona tomorrow evening at the Camp…
“I have a squad with great maturity and they know very well the importance of the game and we must have great focus to beat a good team,” the Italian praised his players.
Qarabag have performed well in Group C of the Champions League drawing 0-0 and 1-1 against Atletico Madrid.
“They drew twice with Atletico and we have great respect for this team,” Conte explained.
“We must be very clear. If someone thinks that we are sure to win, it will not be easy. For us the game against Qarabag is very important, as we don’t want to wait to go through.”
“If we win we go into the next round, it is a really good target for us. To reach this target for us before the game against Atletico will be very important,” the coach claimed.
Antonio Conte also confirmed the return of Eden Hazard for Wednesday’s game, but said Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi remain out.