Dominant Chelsea Thump Qarabag 6-0 in exciting Champions League opener

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"To score many goals, to win and to have a clean sheet - I saw a lot of positive things tonight", Conte said.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has insisted that he would rather win the Champions League ahead of the Premier League trophy with Chelsea this season.

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. "We will try to be competitive in a short time and not wait three, four or five years". "[Eden] Hazard is trying to find the best form and we are happy to see him running on the field". "Otherwise we risk a bad injury". This is the right way.

"I don't even think they'll go as far as Manchester United or, by a fag paper, Liverpool in this season's competition", he wrote.

He then stepped up again to play in the top flight for Atalanta and Torino, convincing Chelsea to pay around £25million for his services on deadline day.

Many people noticed what happened to Victor Moses on the Chelsea bench after the Zappacosta goal.

Chelsea were soon back among the goals, though, as Bakayoko and Batshuayi both scored inside the final 20 minutes to turn the game into a rout.

"These are tricky games and for this reason we must pay good attention, but I'm pleased for the great performance from the players".

Azpilicueta, like Zappacosta and Batshuayi, scored his first Champions League goal. "They have one of the best coaches in Europe [in Antonio Conte] and they have some of the best players in Europe".

While Qarabag look like being the whipping boys of Group C, Chelsea's other opponents are seasoned European heavyweights Atletico Madrid and Roma. This victory was never in doubt - the Premier League champions utterly overwhelmed the visitors to Stamford Bridge - and it represented a ideal start to their Champions League campaign.

"It's a hard group, but that's the calibre of teams you're coming up against the Champions League", Cahill, part of the Chelsea side that won the tournament in 2012, said.

The English champions proved a different proposition.

"I wanted to give an opportunity, a good chance, to Michy and Christiansen", he said.

The club captain added: "I feel like my season's just starting". I trust all my players, not only with words but with facts.