Conte set to rotate, has 'faith' in Chelsea squad

Lynette Rowe
November 22, 2017

"To reach this target for us before the game against Atletico will be very important", the Italian stated during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday before complaining about Chelsea's schedule. A fact not lost on Conte as he juggles the fixture pile up and the demands of TV companies.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that he remains without Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi for the Champions League clash with Qarabag.

'England needs to try to understand this and try to change something.

The 53-time capped worldwide has since gone from strength-to-strength, solidifying himself as one of the first names on Antonio Conte's team-sheet in the English capital. The teams are very strong, and every team has the possibility to go through to the path to the Champions League.

'Who prepare this fixtures must pay great attention. We are doing our job and it's important to do it in the best way. "For me, I don't like to find excuses or alibis, but this is the reality".

This marathon trip to Azerbaijan is the furthest Chelsea have travelled in European competition.

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"There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks".

The Qarabag game comes just a few days before Chelsea travel to Liverpool on Saturday. This season it is the second time we have had this situation, firstly against Manchester City and now Liverpool are playing tonight and we play tomorrow, a long trip and it will be very hard to recover and rest.

'Kenedy had a little muscular problem, but I think he is very close to be back with us'. Whoever prepared the fixtures for the league must pay great attention.

"[The people] who prepare the fixtures for the league must pay great attention, because it is hard to ask if we can catch Manchester City if we are in this situation".

Conte is set to reshuffle his team to juggle the rigours of long-distance glory hunting with Antonio Rudiger and Pedro set to start.

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