Scouting Chelsea’s opponents: The Barcelona of the Caucasus, Qarabag FK

Chelsea return to the Champions League to face an opponent for the first time in club history. Qarabag FK will be an enigmatic side in their first trip to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea took advantage of their year away from the Champions League, concentrating on domestic matters to win the Premier League. As England’s top league is one of the highest ranking in Europe, Chelsea were one of the seeded teams. This, theoretically, gave them an easier passage through the group stages.

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