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Chelsea v FK Qarabag - Fascinating Facts

Chelsea v FK Qarabag - Fascinating Facts

This evening Chelsea Football Club welcomes FK Qarabag to Stamford Bridge, for a Champions League Group fixture.

For Chelsea, it marks a return to a competition they didn`t grace last season, after a dismal 2015 / 2016 campaign that saw them finish 10th in the Premier league.

Ahead of the clash with the side from Azerbaijan, we`ve taken a look into the history and form books to come up with a plethora of fascinating facts.

• The meeting tonight will be the first competitive fixture between the two sides.

• Sides from England and Azerbaijan have met once before when FK Qarabag played Tottenham in the Europa League group back in the 2015 / 2016 season, with the North London club winning both games.

• The game tonight sees Chelsea commence their 15th Champions League campaign, only Manchester United with 21 and Arsenal with 19 can beat that figure.

• Chelsea are also the last English club to win the Champions League, back in 2012.

• In 14 previous Champions League campaigns, Chelsea have reached the knock-out stages on 13 occasions.

• Eden Hazard has made 12 appearances for Chelsea in the Champions League but has netted just 1 goal, from the penalty spot.

• Chelsea have scored in each of their last 24 group games at Stamford Bridge.

• This will be Antonio Conte`s 3rd Champions League campaign, as a manager, the best the Italian has achieved is a quarter-final place, with Juventus, in 2012 / 2013.

• FK Qarabag, along with RB Leipzig, are the only two sides making their Champions League debut this season

• No side from Azerbaijan has ever reached the knockout stages of a European competition.

• Azerbaijan`s danger-man could be Dino Ndlovu, the striker scored 4 goals in 6 Champions League qualifiers.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday September 12 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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