Klopp To Make 3 Changes: Expected Liverpool Line-Up vs Chelsea

Marie Harrington
November 24, 2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was delighted with their 4-0 Champions League win at Qarabag.

Goals from Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and a double from Willian in Baku, Azerbaijan, helped the Blues seal their place in the last 16, and Conte immediately turned his attention to the blockbuster clash with Liverpool on Sunday morning (Singapore time).

Roma are second with eight points and have a match against Atletico Madrid later in the night.

"We are a really good squad".

Chelsea ensured their longest Champions League journey - it is nearly 2,500 miles between London and Baku, Azerbaijan - was worthwhile by qualifying ahead of next month's clash with Atletico Madrid.

"To have only one day to rest and prepare is not simple or easy".

"We have to work during the flight to prepare for the game, but to be honest we started [preparing] with my staff before tonight so as not to wait until at the last moment", Conte told Chelsea's official website. The press and the TV to underline the situation, because it is unusual.

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"I don't want to make excuses, but this is the reality".

Hazard scored Chelsea's first-half opener from the penalty spot after his pass to Willian provoked a foul on the Brazilian from Rashad Sadygov, who was sent off as a result.

You can see the team, lining up in a 4-2-3-1, by clicking the right arrow, above...

Álvaro Morata had a glorious chance to put the match further out of the reach of Qarabag, however he squandered the opportunity by dragging his shot across the face of the goal and past the post.

The contact between Sadiqov and Willian looked slight but the Brazil global, who scored twice later in the game, said he felt the decision was correct.

The Reds blew a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with the Spaniard's on Tuesday night but they still go in to the weekend action as the 11/10 favourites to beat Chelsea which I think is excellent value. "We know the qualities of Liverpool".

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