Chelsea v Qarabag: Confirmed line-ups for Champions League group stage clash – Batshuayi starts as Morata drops to the bench

Chelsea are back in the Champions League after missing out on Europe’s premier competition last season, and they get their campaign underway on Tuesday night.

A home clash against Azerbaijani side Qarabag awaits for Antonio Conte in his first ever European match as Chelsea boss, with the Blues expected to make light work of the predicted whipping boys of Group C.

Conte has made changes for the match, with Chelsea set for a massive Premier League clash against rivals Arsenal on Sunday. Danny Drinkwater is unable to make his Blues debut due to injury, while Eden Hazard must make do with a place on the bench as he continues his return to full fitness.

So, who has Conte selected for the match? The confirmed line-ups can be seen, in full, below…

Confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro

Substitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, David Luiz, Moses, Bakayoko, Hazard, Morata

Qarabag XI: Sehic; Garayev, Huseynov, Rzeźniczak, Medvedev; Sadygov, Henrique; Michel, Richard, Guerrier; Ndlovu

Substitutes: Kanibolotskiy, Amirguliyev, Madatov, Elyounoussi, Ismayilov, Yunuszadze, Diniyev


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