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Champions League football will return to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday after a year out as Chelsea host Qarabag and Eden Hazard believes Chelsea are ready to win the Champions League.

“As a player you want to play in the Champions League but last year, we just watched it on the TV and it was not a good feeling,” Hazard said.

“You want to play in these kinds of games because you know that every time you play in the Champions League it is a big game.

“Everyone is watching you. So we are happy to be back in the Champions League this season. I don’t like to watch other games on TV, I just like to watch my brother [Thorgan Hazard] play so that’s why I watch the Champions League. As a player, we want to play in these games though.

“You just want to be part of this. I don’t like to watch the games on TV, I just want to be on the pitch. This year is important, I just reached the semi-final when we lost against Atletico Madrid so it is in my head to win this trophy.

“I won the Premier League, I won the league in France so the big players want to win the Champions League. I think now it is a time to win this as we have a good squad, a good manager so we are ready for that.

“This season, it will be different because we play on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but we have a lot of good players. The manager has the experience in the Premier League and Champions League. It is completely different to last season but we are professional and we know this kind of situation.

“We just want to play, you know, if some players are tired then another player can play so we have no problems with this.”

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