The Londoners became the first English club to win all four European trophies and are the only club to hold the Champions League and the Europa League trophies at the same time following their success in 2012. Recall only that in the last season of Chelsea after a nondescript start, managed to give a brilliant series of victories and eventually won the championship.
The Leicester game also provides new signing Danny Drinkwater with the opportunity to make his debut against the club that sold him for £35million ($45.1 million, 37.9 million euros) on deadline day.
He said he was ready to shuffle his pack.
With two other top sides in Group C, anything less than a home win for Chelsea could be costly. For this reason, it's normal to prepare some rotations. There is the necessity to rotate and play game by game.
Antonio Conte's side made it three wins on the spin with a 2-1 away win at Leicester. Alvaro Morata continued his fine August form by scoring the opening goal. The risk could be to play with the same players as against Leicester and then after the game 'why didn't you change the team that was tired?'
"It is very important to have experience as a player and a coach in this competition to understand the level well".
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'I trust all my players in the squad. The following year Juventus fell in the group phase.
When asked if he will be taking a big risk by leaving out key players like Morata and Hazard, Conte added: "I think when you make the decision there is always a risk". To win such a competition there is a need to work very hard, but we must be proud to play in a competition like the Champions League.
"Our group rivals are very strong and experienced teams but it doesn't mean that we will surrender before the battle starts".
It will be the first time The Blues have met the Azerbaijani champions, and they will no doubt provide a different challenge than regular opponents.
"I'm delighted to be back available for selection, I'm itching to play and getting back involved with the rest of the squad", Cahill, who did play two games for England in that period, told a news conference on Monday.