Despite these difficulties, Kuyt feels Liverpool are "growing" and can keep themselves among the Premier League's leading pack by enjoying a Merry Christmas - starting with a home date against reigning champions Chelsea on Saturday.
Conte repeated his complaints about the Premier League fixture schedule, which means his staff have already begun preparing for Anfield and were planning to continue to do so on the five-and-a-half-hour overnight flight back to London.
Chelsea should be confident of beating Qarabag in Azerbaijan though following their 6-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in the first meeting between the two sides in this season's Champions League.
That is a longer trip and having a day less to prepare and recover ahead of a big game is often crucial.
"We must be pleased that we reached our first target: going through to the next round of the Champions League, and avoiding the Atletico game being decisive for us. It will be a good chance to have another rotation".
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I don't want to make an excuse, but this is the reality.
Willian went on to discuss his and Chelsea's performance. It is very positive for us in a game that I knew very well it wouldn't be easy. Willian also managed a second goal. For me, it was penalty.
'He scores goals, he creates goals, he's got vision, speed, he's direct but his awareness for that little backheel tonight was sensational.
Qarabag (4-5-1): Sehic; Medvedev, Rzezniczak, Sadygov (c), Agolli; Guerrier (Yunuszada 81), Almeida, Garayev, Michel, Madatov (Diniyev h-t), Ndlovu (Qunitana 85).
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante (Drinkwater, min. 75), Fàbregas, Alonso (Cahill, min. 58); Willian, Pedro, Hazard (Morata, min. 65). Unused subs: Kanibolotskiy, Amirguliyev, Ismayilov, Sheydaev.
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