The Blues meet with the Azerbaijani champions for the second time in Group C. The first clash at Stamford Bridge ended in a resounding 6-1 win for Chelsea.
And Conte understands the challenge his side are up against as they look to secure their place in the last 16 with a win.
Conte said: “They drew twice with Atletico and we have great respect for this team.
“We must be very clear. If someone thinks that we are sure to win, it will not be easy. For us the game against Qarabag is very important, as we don’t want to wait to go through.
“If we win we go into the next round, it is a really good target for us. To reach this target for us before the game against Atletico will be very important.”