COURTOIS EXPLAINS WHY THE QARABAG GAME WON’T BE EASY

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Qarabag might be bottom of the group in the Champions League Group C table, but Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is expecting a difficult game against the club, the Blues defeated 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Since the 6-0 victory, the Azerbaijani club has proved to be a difficult side, and Courtois believes the Blues must be at their best to get all three points.

He said ahead of the game: “The first game was their first in the Champions League. If you go to Chelsea, the champions, and maybe they were a bit [in awe]. We played a very good game as well, but I remember the first half was difficult for us.

“After that they gave Roma a really tough game here, they drew twice against Atletico, so we know we face a difficult game.

“They have changed a bit their tactics, they defend better, they have good strikers, and they are fast on the counter. I think they will give us the ball and try to make us make a mistake.”

Courtois also urged the team to get the win away at Qarabag today.

“We are the favourites to win,” added Courtois. “Our objective is to qualify tomorrow, so that means we have to win. For us it’s important to start very strong, to try to score early to put the pressure on them, and then hopefully we can have a good game and take the three points back to London.”

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