Dominant Chelsea Thump Qarabag 6-0 in exciting Champions League opener
Sep 13, 2017 Sports 0 1508 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Chelsea thump Azerbaijan's Qarabag 6-0.
- Conte describes it as a perfect start for the club.
- Prepares for next game against Arsenal.
Chelsea FC's head coach Antonio Conte was extremely delighted with his team's performance as they defeated Qarabag (from Azerbaijan) 6-0 to seat at the top of the Group C in the Champions league.
Goals from Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta,
substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi ensured a comfortable return to Europe's elite after last season's first absence since 2003-04. The sixth was bundled in by a combination of Batshuayi and defender Maksim Medvedev.
The Chelsea head coach described the result as "a perfect start" especially as his team scored so many goals on their first day of the competition.
"It was a good start, a perfect start for us,'' Conte said. "To play the first game [of the] Champions League, then to win with a good result, to score many goals, to finish the game with a clean sheet. I saw a lot of positive things tonight.
"Now we have to continue, we have to rest tomorrow and then to start to think about the next game, a strong game, a tough game against Arsenal [on Sunday]."
Sterner tests await in the competition. Chelsea next play Atletico Madrid with the saga surrounding Diego Costa rumbling on, before home and away clashes with Roma. It is those games which will determine the Blues' progress or otherwise.
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