Davide Zappacosta scores a stunner for Chelsea vs. Qarabag

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   Chelsea released a video showing Eden Hazard was back from injury

CHELSEA TV Chelsea released a video showing Eden Hazard was back from injury

Hazard, who recovered from an ankle fracture sustained in June, played for the final 12 minutes as Chelsea ground out a 2-1 win with goals from striker Alvaro Morata and midfielder N'Golo Kante to go third in the table.

"To win a competition, you need to work very hard, to improve over years and to grow step by step and to arrive to be like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus are the same now".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte should not chop and change his line-up against Qarabag and instead pick a full-strength team in order to put the Azerbajani outfit "to the sword", according to former Blues assistant manager Ray Wilkins. You don't create a big, strong team easily.

"Don't forget last season, at the start of the season, no one person said Chelsea could win the league". 'It was a disappointing first game for me but that's in the past and now I'm itching to play, and looking forward to getting back involved with the squad.

Last season Cahill, along with his Chelsea team mates, had to watch the Champions League from the sofa after failing to qualify when they finished a woeful 10th the season before.


Chelsea return to Europe's elite competition against Azerbaijan champions Qarabag this evening. "I played a lot of years in this tournament and played in the final".

Tuesday's encounter at Stamford Bridge is the second in a sequence of seven matches in 21 days for Conte's Premier League champions. "You have a tough league, the Champions League, the FA Cup and Carabao Cup". We know very well the importance of this player for us. His injury situation needs to be properly managed as I expect him to be a key player for Chelsea this season if we are to have a chance of winning the title and doing well in the Champions league if not win it. "That isn't a good feeling", Hazard added.

"We had a bad start against Burnley (they lost 3-2 at home) and some other difficulties but three wins in a row is important for the players because they are doing very well".

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. "We will see at the end if we do better than past year".

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