'I would choose the Champions League because it is an exceptionally hard competition.
Qarabag FK manager Gurban Gurbanov insists that the club are "not scared" of facing Chelsea in the Champions League this evening. In England it's not easy to do this. A year later, his team crashed out at the group stage, losing to Galatasaray when the game was halted by heavy snow in Istanbul. You're competing against the very best in Europe but as players it's exciting and for the fans it's exciting.
"If you ask me the chances of last season to win the title in England it was zero".
Conte said he would rotate his squad to cope with a run of seven fixtures in 22 days, which started with Saturday's 2-1 win at Leicester.
"When you make the decision there is always the risk".
"They have a lot of players who play for the national team". "I'm itching to play". To play 60, 65 games is normal, but it's not easy.
Conte also confirmed that he will be rotating his squad for the clash against Qarabag which makes a lot of sense especially as Chelsea will be playing host to Arsenal on Sunday. "I'm very calm about this because I trust my players", Conte told reporters at Chelsea's Cobham training base. "However, I know many of their players because when I was training Italy we faced Azerbaijan, and numerous players are on the national team". And of course, they eradicated any lingering resentment by somehow defeating Bayern Munich on their own patch in 2012 to create history and give those who were clad in blue at the Allianz Arena the greatest night of their lives.
Game two of seven in 21 days should bring a fresh opportunity for the fringe players.
"But we have played well in each of those games".
"In the Champions League we are starting a path and it will be very important to start building something important", he added.
One can say that at least he's scoring goals, but let's see him perform against bigger teams first. We all want to play and that's good. The 24-year-old, signed from Madrid for a record fee this summer, has three goals in his first four domestic appearances, all with his head.