Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas reacts to Qarabag Champions League hammering

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Antonio Conte's side crushed their Azerbaijani opponents 6-0 at Stamford Bridge and Zappacosta appeared to score the goal of the evening as his shot from 30 yards flew into the net.

This season, United have arguably their best squad since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager and they now occupy first position on the Premier League standings. With those key players kept fresh and Eden Hazard coming off the bench for only his second appearance since close-season ankle surgery, Conte is confident Chelsea will go into its London derby in good condition to claim three valuable points.

"Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us", the Italian said. These are tricky games and we must pay great attention but I'm pleased for the great performance from our players'.

Chelsea have won three of their opening four Premier League games and host Arsenal on Sunday.

Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League in the last campaign and as they prepare to return to Europe's elite competition this season, the Belgium global is hopeful that his team can seal the trophy.

'For sure he knew my style of football, that's why I started with him. "We made lots of errors. We must have a bit of patience with him, to give him the opportunity to recover very well to be totally fit", Conte said. I have 17-18 senior players.

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