Conte turns focus straight on Liverpool after Chelsea seal Champions League progression

Conte turns focus straight on Liverpool after Chelsea seal Champions League progression

Chelsea are through to the Champions League Round of 16, after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Qarabag on Wednesday night.

Despite these difficulties, Kuyt feels Liverpool are "growing" and can keep themselves among the Premier League's leading pack by enjoying a Merry Christmas - starting with a home date against reigning champions Chelsea on Saturday.

"Whoever prepares the fixtures must try to change something".

"We have to work during the flight to prepare for the game against Liverpool", he told reporters after the match.

He's the reason that Chelsea were winning the league.

"I knew very well this type of game would not be easy". Also, when people hear the complaints of the coach, also someone has to help us. For us the game against Qarabag is very important as we don't want to wait to go through to the next round. I trust all my players and it is normal to have rotation.

The Blues were not content with leaving the result at 3-0, having seen their first meeting ended at twice that scoreline, and Willian took it upon himself to make sure it did not finish that way. Willian also managed a second goal.

The match played in Azerbaijan saw Chelsea pump in two goals after hosts captain, Rashad Farhad Sadygov was redcarded in the 19th minute for fouling Chelsea player Willian in the box. "Sometimes I think it's right to give respect for our job". For Willian to score two goals is great for him, his confidence and for the team. A little bit of contact.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante (Drinkwater, min. 75), Fàbregas, Alonso (Cahill, min. 58); Willian, Pedro, Hazard (Morata, min. 65).

Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Sterling, Drinkwater, Bakayoko.

Qarabag: Sehic, Medvedev, Sadygov, Rzezniczak, Agolli, Guerrier (Yunuszadze, 81 mins), Almeida, Garayev, Madatov (Diniyev, 46 mins), Michel, Ndlovu (Quintana, 85 mins).