The much-awaited return of Chelsea is now more exciting as the team will go head to head in their home court against Qarabag FK on their first game of the season this Tuesday at 2:45 PM. The teams from the third bracket will be competing at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea just got out of hiatus from failing to make it to the qualifying round in the previous season. The team is seeking vengeance against their Azerbaijani rivals.
Date and Time: September 12th, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
TV: FOX (US)
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The Blues are ready to face their opponents with new players Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta. The former is still recovering from his leg injury. There is also a possible sighting of Eden Hazard out of the bench after his comeback on Saturday.
Chelsea is in good form, bagging three consecutive wins to qualify for the Premier League. It was a recovery from their loss to Burnley. They are already planning how to defeat Roma and Atletico Madrid even though they still have not played their first game for the finals.
Anton Kanibolotskiy, Qarabag’s goalkeeper, might be included in the first 11. He used to play side by side Chelsea’s Willian during their Shakhtar Donetsk stint in 2012.
GurbanGurbanov, the team’s manager, can also rely on the services of midfielders Michel, Ismayilov, and Diniyev. The team might also consider starting up with Ndlovu, and Madatov as forwards.
Qarabag is the lowest scorer in the group, but Chelsea might be in for a surprise. The team is unfazed to face one of the most popular football clubs in the world. This is the first UEFA Champion League game that the team will be playing.