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Chelsea could win the Champions League this season says Peter Shilton

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Hazard missed pre-season and shouldn't be rushed, although he will need to provide a greater consistency in the biggest matches on the continent.

"We are trying to produce what the coach wants us to and things are working quite well".

Hazard was in scintillating form as Chelsea became the first English team to win at Atletico in Wednesday's Champions League contest.

Asked if the news that Aguero will not play at Stamford Bridge on Saturday has forced him to change his plans, Conte replied: "No".

Eden Hazard will be looking to support Alvaro Morata up front with his creativity and Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi are the attacking options the Chelsea manager has on the bench for Manchester City. Our start wasn't so easy.


And Conte reckons it is only right to give players the responsibility to do what they please on their days off as they are "not kids". He is quoted by the Metro as saying: "Chelsea have one of the best strikers in Europe - and I am sure he is going to win trophies with them..." They are men, with a family and sons. Manchester City and United put five and four past them respectively and Chelsea will have to do similarly to show fans they can still match Manchester's might.

The result - Chelsea's first success on Atletico territory - leaves Antonio Conte's team at the top of Group C with six points, while Atletico remain winless and have work to do in their double-header with Qarabag FK. "We have the points we deserve".

Antonio Conte says Chelsea's preparations to face Manchester City have not been affected by Sergio Aguero's surprise absence following a auto accident, and added that he has no problem with allowing his players to go overseas on days off.

"Every single player performed very well in this game". Conte expressed sympathy for the situation and insisted his players must take responsibility for themselves in their own time. Damage or no damage, we have to go game by game, do our best and then we'll see at the end of the season how we finish the league.

He added: 'We know very well Pep's team likes to have possession and dominate the game, and I think he tries to create his squad with a lot of technical, creative players to try to bring his ideas onto the pitch.

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