Hazard: I dream every day of winning the Champions League

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"Now all the big players want to win the Champions League".

"In England it is not easy to win but I have good players".

"When you make the decision there is always the risk".

"I think in this game he helped us a lot, above all after the Leicester goal, but he's a young player and I think he's a good signing for us".

"When you play this type of competition you play to try to do your best and try to win every game, to go step by step".

Sunday's clash with Arsenal follows before a midweek Carabao Cup tie with Nottingham Forest and, although he will have to, Conte reckons the quality of opposition makes it hard to rest players. Although Drinkwater was an unused substitute in last weekend's game against his former club, it appears he has suffered yet another injury blow.

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Defender and club captain Gary Cahill is back in contention after a three-game domestic ban.

If Chelsea don't beat Azerbaijani minnows Qarabag on Tuesday night it will be a major shock.

The likes of Alvaro Morata have appeared in all of Chelsea's games so far, as well as featuring for their country on worldwide duty.

"The English teams have another difficulty because the league is very tough here".

Tiemoue Bakayoko can become a "top player" if he follows the example of N'Golo Kante and improves in possession, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said.

EIR SPORT 1 is showing the game live in Ireland. The Blues have also scored in each of their last 24 group games at Stamford Bridge.

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After a quiet spell in the half, Leciester almost broke the deadlock after 39 minutes when Riyad Mahrez played Islam Slimani, who was denied by a fine save from Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea are too strong for Qarabag and are likely to convert that on the pitch. In fact, Qarabag have won only four of their 18 games in the group stages of a European competition (D5 L9).

Kante was named PFA and Football Writers Association Player of the Year last season after his all-action displays inspired Chelsea to the title in Conte's first campaign in charge.

There is also a possible sighting of Eden Hazard out of the bench after his comeback on Saturday.

CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte is prepared to leave out some star names for Wednesday morning's (AEST) visit of Group C outsiders Qarabag in the Champions League. His best performance was in 2012/13 when he reached the quarter-finals with Juventus.

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