Eden Hazard needs time, warns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Eden Hazard needs time, warns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Eden Hazard needs time, warns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

"I have won the Premier League and the title in France".

Antonio Conte has already said that Eden Hazard and Danny Drinkwater are not ready to start against Qarabag.

Chelsea will be hoping to kick-start their European campaign with a victory over Azerbaijan side Qarabag on Tuesday evening in the Champions League group stage.

One can say that at least he's scoring goals, but let's see him perform against bigger teams first. "We said the first six games would be a challenge", said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare.

Game two of seven in 21 days should bring a fresh opportunity for the fringe players.

Qarabag are one of the weakest Champions League teams to ever come to Stamford Bridge but dropping any points would have spelled disaster for Chelsea, as their group will become more competitive with AS Roma and Atletico Madrid to come.

Leicester have had a tough start to the season having played Arsenal and then Manchester United and Chelsea either side of the global break.

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"In the past before a Champions League game I sometimes rested players".

"I trust all the players in my squad".

Conte won the Champions League as a player with Juventus in 1996 and twice led them into the competition as manager, losing to eventual winners Bayern Munich in 2012-13.

"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. I was just happy to be there, to be back. We played two days ago, and then we have to play tomorrow, and then we have to play a hard game against Arsenal. "You are never relaxed in England".

'When you are the coach of a great team, or a player in a great team, expectation is always very high and I think we must be prepared to have this type of pressure.

The Premier League champions ridiculed Qarabag with their fans chanting "Zappacosta, he scores when he wants" and "duh, duh, duh, duh".

Chelsea will support criminal prosecutions and take the "strongest possible action" if any supporters are found to have used anti-Semitic language. "Everyone realises that was a freak season for us".

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