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Chelsea quartet out of Qarabag clash

Chelsea quartet out of Qarabag clash

Liverpool will enjoy an extra day's rest after taking on Sevilla in Spain on Tuesday, and Conte - who was similarly frustrated when Chelsea were required to take on Atletico Madrid and Manchester City in the space of three days at the end of September - believes his team are at a disadvantage again. They drew twice with Atletico and we have great respect for this team, we must be very clear.

"It doesn't depend on us because Man City are playing very well and having fantastic results".

Conte stressed that he was not just referring to the problems experienced by Chelsea but all of the country's Champions League participants, stating that something must change for the good of English football. It is very important to be focused to go to try to win the game. This season, I think we're changing something to find a new balance, a new solidity, to have a good balance when we are attacking and when we are defending.

"I trust my players and am very sure about my choice".

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He added that,"Last season's game at West Brom was "a fantastic moment" of which I was proud, but now I look to the present and expects a tough game". "This season it is the second time we have had this situation, firstly against Manchester City and now Liverpool is playing tonight and we play tomorrow, a long trip and it will be very hard to recover and rest", Conte lamented during a pre-Qarabag press conference held on Tuesday, per football.london.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. David Luiz could return in defence after he lost his place to Andreas Christensen following the loss at Roma.

He continued: "I think this season, we faced a lot of problems from the start and now we are trying to solve these problems, to recall players, to find the right form for players like, for example, Eden and it is the same for Morata who is playing his first season in England". About Moses, he's progressing well and I hope to see him back next week. "This is the second game we finished with a clean sheet and we have to continue in this way". However I just feel that the [1.34] is just too short.

"It is not hard (to motivate the players)". This season it is the second time we have had this situation, firstly against Manchester City and now Liverpool are playing tonight and we play tomorrow, a long trip and it will be very hard to recover and rest.