ANTONIO CONTE’S preparations for his or her Champions League conflict with Qarabag have been hampered with 4 gamers sidelined.
Striker Michy Batshuayi, Victor Moses promising midfielder Charly Musonda and Kenedy are all out with accidents.
It should come as a blow for Italian boss Conte because the tie towards the Azerbaijan aspect supplies the right alternative to observe his fringe gamers in motion.
However Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard is in rivalry to begin and can hope to fireplace the Blues into the following spherical.
The Italian gaffer stated: “Hazard is match and no new accidents. Batshauyi and Moses will not be out there for tomorrow’s sport, additionally Musonda and Kenedy.”
Batshuayi was handed a uncommon begin within the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and scored in Chelsea’s 6-Zero thrashing.
However the Belgian, who has made simply 5 begins in all competitions is battling a foot damage which has dominated him out till December.
Moses is closing in on a return to motion with a thigh damage and will characteristic towards Liverpool subsequent weekend.
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And Musonda, who was warned by the Blues for an Instagram rant final month, is battling a knee damage.
Chelsea will seal qualification for the spherical of 16 with a win and Conte would anticipate nothing much less towards the minnows.
A draw would additionally suffice if Atletico Madrid fail to beat group leaders Roma.
Diego Simeone’s aspect are on the point of failing to qualify for the knockout phrase for the primary time since 2009.
Their issues lie with their failure to hit the again of the online.
They’ve drawn 10 of their 17 matches this season, scoring simply 19 within the course of.
Atletico additionally have not scored greater than a single purpose in any of their 10 matches since Batshuayi bagged a dramatic winner towards them in September.