The Blues were in rampant mood at Stamford Bridge, enjoying a 6-0 win in their first Champions League group game. "To play the first game of the Champions League, then to win with a good result, to score many goals, to finish the game with a clean sheet".
Chelsea will be hoping to transfer their European form to their domestic matches, as they look to keep up the pressure on the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League. "It was a great performance from the players", Conte told BT Sport. Davide Zappacosta played very well and Eden Hazard is trying to find his best form. My message tonight was this: I trust all my players, not with only words, but with facts.
And Conte was quick to explain why he gave the likes of Christensen a start. I saw a lot of positive things.
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All those opponents are beatable and they should have additional motivation to win this first game against Sevilla at Anfield. It happened in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League , and Sevilla won 3-1.
Zappacosta doubled the lead on the half-hour mark with a visually impressive, if fortunate, goal, as he strode forward 70 yards on the right before swinging in a cross which caught Qarabag goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic off his line and flew into the far corner.
Despite Hazard's solid showing as a second-half substitute, Conte admitted it might be too soon for the Belgian playmaker to start against Arsenal.
"It's very important to give players the opportunity like Andreas Christiansen".