Chelsea v Qarabag: Five Blues changes, new signing starts, Morata makes way

Hazard Morata can score with his head- now let's see him score with his feet
Hazard Morata can score with his head- now let's see him score with his feet
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13 September, 2017

"For Eden Hazard it's early". Also because we have to start the process to improve our players.

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

The deadline-day signing from Torino started the run outside his own penalty area and surged down the field past two defenders before reaching the edge of the Qarabag penalty area where he caught goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic off-guard with his strike.

The opening night of the Champions League group stages went very much to script with the only surprise a CSKA victory away to Benfica in Group A.

Cesar Azpilicueta demonstrated his attacking threat when he headed in the third 10 minutes into the second half after being left unmarked to meet Cesc Fabregas' cross.

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi added a goal in the 76th and Chelsea's sixth was an own goal by defender Maksim Medvedev six minutes later.

Conte believes his decision to rest several of Chelsea stars for their Champions League demolition of Qarabag will be rewarded when the Blues face Arsenal on Sunday.

South African striker Dino Ndlovu was frequently isolated up front and when a rare opportunity came in the final moments of the game he shot over the bar with only Thibaut Courtois in goal to beat.

"He played a really good game".

Morata hit the ground running with a consolation goal and an assist in Chelsea's 3-2 loss to Burnley in their Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge. "We are not good at managing a game and for this reason I prefer to continue to press", Conte said.

"Alvaro Morata has already made a good start to his Chelsea career in the Premier League but playing in the Champions League will suit him even better", Lampard told the Evening Standard.


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