The Premier League champions, Chelsea are about to start their European campaign following their Champions league home fixture against the Azerbaijani side Quarabag FK on 12th September at Stamford Bridge.
After a frustrating start of the season, the English side have recovered a lot winning three matches in a row. Now, they will be at the peak of their confidence level before locking horns against the Azerbaijani side. With a busy and compact schedule, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to rest most of his first team players and as a result, it will open up some opportunities for few of the young and new players to prove their worth. On the other hand, Qarabag FK, the newcomer in the biggest competition in European club football will be optimistic to perform against the odds.
Chelsea vs Qarabag Team News:
As we have discussed earlier, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will definitely make some major changes in his starting XI. As a result, the youngsters like Charley Musonda, Andreas Christensen and Kennedy are expected to start the game. Apart from that, the newcomers like Danny Drinkwater, Tiemou Bakayoko, and Davide Zappacosta are expected to start the game for the Blues. In addition, Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea outcast in the previous season is also expected to start for the Premier League champions. Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is also not expected to feature in this match.
Chelsea vs Qarabag Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea vs Qarabag Key Players:
Irrespective of the absence of the first team players, the Chelsea team comprises of some promising players like Charley Musonda, Willian, and Michy Batshuayi up front. They can change the orientation of the game in no time. Apart from that, Chelsea youngster Kennedy and the newcomers including Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacost will be under scrutiny. On the other hand, for Qarabag, their two forward including Federico Santander and Andrija Pavlovic can ask some serious questions to the Chelsea defense.
Chelsea vs Qarabag Head-To-Head:
Reportedly, this tie is going to be the first between both the teams. So, there are no head-to-head records as of now.
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-L-L
Qarabag Latest Form (All Competitions): W-L-W-W-W
Chelsea vs Qarabag Betting Odds (Bet365):
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled on Wednesday, 13th September 2017 from 12.15 AM IST and will be telecast on Sony Ten 3 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.