Antonio Conte delighted with "great performance" from Chelsea

Antonio Conte delighted with

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has heaped praise on his side following their 6-0 rout of Qarabag FK in their Champions League Group C opener this evening.

It was a great day for Chelsea's latest addition, Davide Zappacosta who scored a screamer of a goal and Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea equalled their biggest Champions League win with a thrashing of competition debutants Qarabag. I saw the right commitment from my players.

It was an easy start for the 2012 Champions League winners against a side making their first foray into Europe's elite competition. 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. My message tonight was this: I trust all my players, not with only words, but with facts.

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It's not that he can't finish, or that he lacks the ability: it's about doing it consistently. Before the game, eyebrows were raised at the selection of Danny Welbeck over Alexis Sanchez .

They also have been placed in a Champions League group stage which will very much favour them as they will play against the likes of Basel, CSKA Moscow and Benfica.

"In this position as a central defender he is one of the best in the world".

"It's very important to give players the opportunity like Andreas Christiansen". We played two days ago, and then we have to play tomorrow, and then we have to play a hard game against Arsenal. I accept we must play better but I'm still satisfied with the performance given the quality of the opponent.

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