I think we’re building something important for the present, but above all for the future. The most crucial aspect of the Blues’ present campaign will be how the Italian boss rotates his side to keep the players from getting overworked while also maintaining a strong squad in both domestic and European competitions. I must be realistic, I must be calm to make the best decisions for these seven games.
‘For sure in the Champions League we are starting a path, ‘ he said. Then Carabao Cup [against Nottingham Forest], then two days more against Stoke, then Atletico Madrid, then Man City. We all want to play and that’s good. We’re just focused on what we need to do and we want to try to reach the latter stages if possible’.
This evening against Azerbaijani minnows Qarabag we will see Michy Batshuayi lead the line in a vastly different looking Chelsea team. I enjoy every moment, every second.
“We made an initial statement after the game the other night and we are happy to repeat but also make clear that Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent, and the language used in that song the other night we find totally unacceptable”, said Atkins. Chelsea often find that Hazard is their barometer; when he plays well it is nearly a certain victory, but when he isn’t at his best, it is common for Chelsea to struggle. “When you are a coach or a player, expectation is always very high”.
While Danish by birth he’s been at Stamford Bridge long enough to be considered ‘one of their own – but at Chelsea if you’re from the youth team it usually means you’re finished.
The match will have added meaning for Cahill after being forced to watch the competition on television previous year owing to Chelsea’s 10th place finish in the 2015-16 season.
The Champions League match between Chelsea and Qarabag will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net. After the goal he scored against Qarabag in the Champions League, though, a lot of his doubters will be silenced. This season I am playing to win again.
“To be the best player in the Premier League last season was a great thing, and I think this season is confirming this”. A trip to Azerbaijan would be an intimidating one and coming out with all 3 points wouldn’t be a big thing on paper, but in reality, only the players there will know how hard it would be.