'Qarabag vs Chelsea' biggest Champions League clash of the season: Antonio Conte

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Thibaut Courtois' Chelsea contract saga rumbles on but goalkeeper eyes key talks

The Belgian winger was instrumental in Chelsea's victory at the Hawthorns on Saturday, which saw them leapfrog Tottenham into third position but Antonio Conte's side still trail league-leaders Manchester City by nine points.

However, with the team from London scheduled to play as many as 12 games over the course of the next one-and-a-half months the former Juventus manager insists that not only Christensen, but all the other members of the squad will have to be ready to contribute.

"It was very important for us to start this very busy period with a good win, especially against West Brom because last season we struggled a lot in both games", said Conte.

However, Zappacosta will have competition again soon as Conte has confirmed that he expects Moses to resume full training on Sunday and while he won't be risked for the Champions League clash with Qarabag on Wednesday night, the winger should be back in contention for the trip to Anfield next weekend.

"If we are able to win against Qarabag, then we can go through to the next round of the Champions League".

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"We'll fly back on Thursday around five or six in the morning, and then we have another big game two days later against Liverpool, is it normal?"

The Premier League returned after the worldwide break on Saturday and it featured comfortable wins for both Liverpool and Chelsea.

"It's not my decision", said the 59-year-old. It's important to have all the senior players in good form without injuries'. We started the season with many problems but we are trying slowly to find the right solution. I hope to continue to improve. I always put myself before the players and I always take the responsibility.

"I'm feeling good now, the injury is in the past and I can concentrate on the future". This game became easy because we started very strong, with great concentration and desire to win.

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