Chelsea are hoping to transform a poor season into a brilliant season by walking on in the Champions League and in the FA Cup. Last season’s Premier League victors have fallen drastically since they were delegated champions, yet they are still alive in two rivalries and won’t need to stress over the longest rivalry regardless they need to play in: the Premier League.
That ought to imply that tiredness won’t be a variable, and it ought to likewise guarantee that Chelsea’s journey for an impossible twofold is made that tiny bit simpler.
The Parisians, in the interim, are driving their class by 24 focuses, thus they too will have the capacity to take their aggregate feet off the gas in Ligue 1 as they hope to advance more remote than the quarter finals in the Champions League this season.
Given this present season’s structure, PSG will begin as top picks, however discounting Chelsea is a waste of time, as these details demonstrate:
1. CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Chelsea, who qualified top of Group G ahead of Dynamo Kiev, have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. The only time they didn’t during that period, they won the Europa League.
2. TIGHT TIES
Paris SG have won one of their six Champions League games against Chelsea (3-1 at home in April 2014), drawing three and losing two.
Paris SG have lost only one of their last 37 home games in European competition (W24 D12), that was against Barcelona in April 2015 (1-3).
Paris SG are the only team, alongside Juventus and Real Madrid, yet to concede a goal at home in the Champions League this season.
5 . SET PIECE SPECIALIST
54% of Chelsea’s goals have been scored from set-pieces (7 out of 13), the highest ratio among the 16 teams left in this season’s competition.