Chelsea plane needed two attempts to land back from Baku

Antonio Conte has spoken about Chelsea’s ‘scary’ arrival at Gatwick Airport after their flight from Baku had to abandon its first landing due to extreme wind.

The Premier League side’s plane managed to land in London in the early hours of Thursday morning when the captain tried a second time.

After getting home safe from their Champions League trip, and following their 4-0 win over Qarabag, they will now turn their attention to Liverpool at Anfield.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says they needed two attempts to land back from Baku

‘It was a lot of wind, we tried to land the first time but it was impossible,’ a clean shaven Conte said. ‘A lot of wind. Then he tried again, the captain, and the second time it was possible.

‘In these circumstances you feel a bit afraid, a bit scared, but the captain was very good.’

On their unhelpful schedule, Conte continued: ‘To get to your house at six in the morning is not simple. It’s not simple.

‘Then to rest and recover. Only one day to prepare a big game. This is not right, I must be honest. We have to do this and today we had a good training session.

‘We tried to prepare for the game against Liverpool very well but for sure I think to have only one day to prepare for a big game, only one day to rest, it’s not right.

‘It’s not right for us. Not only for Chelsea but also for other teams.’