Antonio Conte has made eight changes from the side that started in the midweek Carabao Cup clash as they face Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
"I remember very well last season when we struggled a lot to win and we also won at the end of the game".
Mark Hughes: "It will be a huge test for us, but we have come up against Arsenal and Manchester United and taken points off them so we are confident of doing the same this weekend".
"It is never good for these matters to drag on and now it has been concluded everybody can just look forward".
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata believes he still has a lot of room for improvement despite his impressive start to the Premier League season.
"I am happy that until the New Year we don't have to face him and I hope we continue in the Champions League".
The Spanish striker was once again an integral part of a Blues' title triumph, hitting 20 goals in 33 appearances.
"But he shouldn't have sent it. I'm pretty sure if you're a director at Chelsea you'd wish he hadn't too". It was great also to change it (the song).
Alonso is crucial to Chelsea's game plan and Conte has no credible alternative, so his decision to replace him with Gary Cahill on the hour snuffed out the possibility of Alonso picking up another card and a costly suspension. Atletico and Chelsea had drawn 0-0 in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
'This league is not easy, especially for the striker.
But when it came to his own hat-trick shift, Morata was critical of himself.
There are fears that the player who joined Chelsea this summer from Monaco might have suffered internal injury in the crash, but the Blues gaffer has given an update on the development.
"Tactically, physically, technically, he's very committed during the training sessions, his behaviour is always fantastic".