Sport Chelsea in for tough Champions League draw regardless says Conte

12:55  04 december  2017
12:55  04 december  2017 Source:   readsport.co

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Chelsea will be in for a tough Champions League draw regardless of whether or not they top their group, according to head coach Antonio Conte.

As reported by the London Evening Standard, Conte told the club’s official website that he knows what is in store for his side, as the Blues prepare for their final game of the group stage against Atletico Madrid.

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Roma face Qarabag in their final game of the group stage and a win there would take the Italians above Chelsea by a single point as things stand.

Due to other results in the remaining groups, Chelsea could come up against the likes of Real Madrid, or Conte’s former side Juventus, even if they do win their group, with both sides facing the prospect of finishing second in their respective groups.

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Qarabag vs Chelsea Champions League Group C 5:00pm Wednesday 22nd November Baku "We are preparing for a tough match," said manager Gurban Gurbanov. "It is an important match both for Chelsea have no fresh injuries for the match, but Conte may rotate his players, given the lengthy

Madrid (AFP) – Antonio Conte called on Premier League champions Chelsea to take the step up and prove they can be contenders in the Champions League when they face a “Now it is time to play a really tough game in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid,” Conte said on Tuesday.

Historically finishing top of your group allows for a slightly easier match in the next round as you can only draw against teams who finish second, but Conte knows that is not the case this season.

“If you arrive first, you could then get teams like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Juventus. It doesn’t change a lot if you arrive first or second. The most important thing is to reach the next stage, but for our mission and our confidence, it would be right to win and arrive first.”

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