It meant back-to-back Premier League medals for the 26 year-old, who starred in Leicester City's unlikely march to glory in 2015-2016.
Conte confirmed in his pre-match press conference he is ready to leave out a number of his star men, including Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata, for the opening group stage game against the Azerbaijani side. He's a top player and we are looking forward to having him in our team and our squad. "It's a great competition and we must be pleased to be back after last season and proud to play in this competition and push ourselves".
The likes of Alvaro Morata have appeared in all of Chelsea's games so far, as well as featuring for their country on worldwide duty. Zappacosta, Drinkwater and Caballero will most likely get their starting debuts, and Eden Hazard will make his first start this season.
"I dream about it every day", he said. "You are never relaxed in England". "Instead we changed totally the opinion of the people".
Atletico know what it takes to win a European crown after lifting the Europa League trophy in 2010 and 2012, though Chelsea remain the only team in the group to win the Champions League.
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It is nearly impossible to see the hosts losing this one, and I think it will be a rough start for Qarabag in their life in European football.
'You need everything: a bit of luck, lots of quality and for the team to be playing very well. So, if I have to choose between the two, it would be the Champions League. "We were at the start of our path". "Now I think the English teams have another difficulty, because the league is very tough here [in England]". In England it's not easy to do this. "You risk a lot".
"I trust all the players in my squad".
"We're not scared of any of them", ESPN quotes Gurbanov as saying, "They have one of the best coaches in Europe and they have some of the best players in Europe".
"This year is really important (in the Champions League)", Hazard was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday.
"For me, for sure, this is something new". To be realistic, it is not easy.