Cesc Fabregas has revealed how happy he is that Chelsea’s return to the Champions League started with a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag.
Chelsea started their European campaign in empathic form, with new boys, Zappacosta and Bakayoko scoring their first goals for Chelsea.
And Fabregas is quite pleased there were no hassles, as Chelsea returned to the competition they missed out on last season.
“We have been waiting for a long time to be back playing in the Champions League,” he told BT. “Finally it arrived. It was a good performance and a good result.
“You never know if these goals can count [for something] at the end of the group stage. We just have to keep going now.”
But Fabregas conceded that Chelsea will take some time familiarising themselves with the busy schedule again.
“We just have to take it game by game now,” he continued. “We are focused on Arsenal – a tough, tough game – on Sunday. It’s a very difficult period for us.
“You can see that the coach rotated five players. We have seven games in 21 days – that’s not what we are used to after last year. The Champions League is a competition that last year wasn’t there.
“As the coaches say, we have to eat well, sleep well and recover for Sunday.”