Chelsea beat Qarabag 4-0 away from home and sealed their passage to the second round of the Champions League with one game at hand.
Chelsea needed a win to seal their qualification irrespective of the other games in the group, and the Blues got a deserved victory.
Conte admitted his relief at going through to the last 16. He told the media after the game: “For sure we have to work during the flight to prepare for Liverpool.
“With my staff we started also before, not to arrive at the last moment. To have only one day to rest and prepare is not simple or easy. It is not right. Now I think after tonight we must be pleased that we reached our first target to go through to the next round.
“To avoid Atletico game to be decisive for us. It will be a good chance to have another rotation with the players. It is very positive for us in a game that I knew very well it wouldn’t be easy. Atletico drew twice and Roma struggled, it means we faced a really good team.”