Qarabağ and Chelsea meet at Baku Olympic Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Chelsea presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 2 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1-1) against Atlético Madrid, after in the previous match, they tied for (0-0) at home against Atlético Madrid. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 5 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Sumqayıt by (2-0). Qarabağ won 2, drew 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 home matches for the UEFA Champions League.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).
The Karabakh Agdam lives a good moment in the season, taking into account that it has been unbeaten for four games, considering all the competitions that it is competing, period in which it accumulated three victories and suffered a goal. However, the situation of the club in the UEFA Champions League is very complicated, since it appears in the last position of Group C, being one of the ten that have not yet managed to win in the competition, already practically without possibilities of classification. Instead, the team is doing a very different campaign in the Azerbaijani championship, in which it occupies the leadership and comes from two wins in a row. But in the continental tournament, in which the level is higher, has the worst defense and the worst attack, next to Atlético de Madrid. For this duel, the coach will not have at his disposal the Brazilian Pedro Henrique, who is serving a suspension.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied at home against Roma with (3-3). In the last match, they lost out in front of Roma for (3-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 40 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a win away with West Bromwich Albion by (0-4). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Chelsea won 7 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Chelsea have an opportunity in this match to secure their qualification for the next phase of the UEFA Champions League, a day before finishing the group stage. For this purpose, he intends to repeat the good performances he has been doing, since he has won five of the last six games, the last two by the English league, in which he currently occupies the third position. In his last match, he had control of the game and showed great offensive efficiency, massacring West Bromwich away from home, highlighting the excellent performance of Hazard. This good offensive performance is also confirmed in the continental tournament, being that the English have the best attack of Group C, although the defense is leaving to be desired. The coach is often alternating the tactical scheme of the team, but must keep Alonso as a reference in the center of the field.
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