Of all the draws in the Champions League this year this has got to be the most exciting for me with how the two contrasting sides will go out and break each other down. For both managers it is the first time they will have chance to play each other with these teams as both coaches took over their sides at the start of the season, Jose for Rafa and Laurent for Ancelotti.
Paris have been superb this season leading their own domestic league by some margin leaving the other French sides trailing behind. There are a number of reasons why PSG will be a challenge for Chelsea such as the dynamic midfield they have with the talent of Motta, Veratti and especially Matuidi the box to box player much like the oppositions Ramires. Possible the biggest reason that PSG will roll through Chelsea is the big man up top Zlatan. Ibrahimovic is on a unbelievable streak of scoring form which is going to create absolute havoc and carnage for Terry and Cahill.
The blues have been a particularly good side this year but at times have missed the finishing touch a world class striker can bring with all the Chelsea strikers hitting measly numbers in terms of goals. On the opposite end of the pitch thee have been no complaints at all with the conduct of the blues back four and Cech who have been extremely impressive this year. Chelsea have not lost under Mourinho at home which begs the question can hey do it away from home so they don’t leave it all to do while the return leg at Stamford Bridge.
Looking at the overall look of the tie it is set up for big performances from the giants from France, who will undoubtedly find a way to pierce the Chelsea back line. As predictions go it will probably finish 2-0 to PSG.