Chelsea crush debutants Qarabag on return to Europe

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The Belgium global took another significant step towards full fitness after suffering a broken ankle at the end of last season in the win over Qarabag, coming on as a 58th minute substitute to add to the 12 minutes he played against Leicester on Saturday.

The Premier League champions ran riot over their Azerbaijani opponents at Stamford Bridge, marking their return to European football's top-tier club competition in style following a year's absence. My message tonight was this: I trust all my players, not with only words, but with facts.

With those key players kept fresh and Eden Hazard coming off the bench for only his second appearance since close-season ankle surgery, Conte is confident Chelsea will go into their London derby in good condition to claim three valuable points.

Chelsea, who beat Qarabag 6-0 in the Champions League last night, host their London rivals in Sunday's early Premier League kick off.

"It was a good start, a flawless start for us", Conte said.

"It's very important to give players the opportunity like Andreas Christiansen".

"In this position as a central defender he is one of the best in the world".

"We have to improve all these players to try and create a good competition, a positive competition, between them".

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'Now we have to continue, to rest tomorrow and then to start to think about the next game, a strong game, a tough game against Arsenal'.

"It was good for Bakayoko to score his first Chelsea goal too".

"The game was very hard for us, Chelsea played very well", he said.

"Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us", the Italian said.

'We must be pleased to see Eden in the team.

'Otherwise we risk bad injury and delaying the situation. It was not expected by anyone, but the reaction of the team was very good.

"We made a lot of errors", Qarabag coach Gurban Gurbanov said.

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