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Head coach Antonio Conte praised the character of his Chelsea players after securing Champions League qualification with a 4 0 Group C win at Qarabag.

Chelsea ensured their longest Champions League journey it is almost 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometres) between London and Baku, Azerbaijan was worthwhile by qualifying ahead of December clash with Atletico Madrid.

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties, scored by Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, against 10 man Qarabag as the Blues warmed up for Saturday Premier League trip to Liverpool.

Conte was fuming after the 3 0 loss at Roma which left Chelsea Champions League status in the balance, but was pleased with the response.

group is showing great character, Conte said.

the start we faced a lot of problems this season. Our answer was positive, almost always positive. For sure, the second half against Roma was bad.

players show me every day great commitment, great will, desire to fight.

are a really good squad. There is a great compactness between us. I think it will be very important for the present and the future. repeated his complaints about the Premier League fixture schedule, which means his staff have already begun preparing for Anfield and were planning to continue to do so on the five and a half hour overnight flight back to London.

The Italian added: have to work during the flight, to prepare the game against Liverpool.

have only one day to rest and only one day to prepare this big game is not simple, is not easy. I think also it not right.

don want to make excuses, but this is the reality. Also, when people hear the complaints of the coach, also someone has to help us. The press, the TV, to underline this strange situation. their place in the knockout stages with one match remaining means Conte can rotate his options against Atletico next month.

He added: avoid Atletico game becoming decisive for us is very important. It will be a good chance to have another rotation with my players. was reluctant to single out any one player, despite Willian decisive performance.

did many rotations. To see every single player answer very well for me is great, Conte added.

to score two goals, is great for him, for his confidence, is great for the team. was some dispute over the first penalty, converted by Hazard after 21 minutes, as Qarabag captain Rashad Sadygov was sent off for a foul on Willian.
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