Chelsea won the Premier League in Conte's first campaign at the club last season. With Atletico Madrid struggling both of these teams knew that a loss in this fixture would be catastrophic, so it was interesting to see how both sides approached such a crucial game.
"Kante has trained with us", said Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Perotti passed up a more straightforward opportunity, blazing over from 12 yards after Dzeko led Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz a merry dance, and Courtois' point-blank save from substitute Kostas Manolas spared further damage. The home fans were enjoying themselves in the closing moments, sarcastically cheering whenever a Chelsea player completed a pass or took on a shot. The match starts at 06:45 on 1 November 2017. "For sure tomorrow we try to make the best decision".
Away matches are always a challenge and after the 3-3 draw between the two teams earlier in the month, Antonio Conte's men will have to be on top form.
"Our group is a tough group with Atletico Madrid and Roma".
Roma would be two ahead at half-time after the Chelsea defence made a mess of handling a Roma ball into the penalty area and El Shaarawy ghosted in and neatly tucked a shot past Courtois for his second. "Then we prepare for another tough game in the league".
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"A defeat at Roma though, combined with an expected Atletico home win against Azerbaijan champions Qarabag, will make the group a three-horse race again".
"That game must be a starting point for us".
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Chelsea will need to regroup quickly with Manchester United and Jose Mourinho visiting Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
"To stay at the top of this group is really important".