In the first leg it was a tale of two half’s with Chelsea dominating the first, which then saw Paris come out triumphant in the second meaning that the 1st leg finished 3 – 1 to PSG. Strangely in the second half we all saw a Chelsea back five like never before with a catalogue of errors which played a vital part in the second and third goal for the home team. Despite the poor defensive performanceChelsea did manage an away goal which without it would put them out of this tie.
Chelsea under Jose Mourinho have a spectacular record which has sent them go unbeaten at the Bridge which they will undoubtedly want to continue against PSG. Chelsea need 2 unanswered goals to see them through on away goals but that’s half of the problem can they really contain such a free flowing side like PSG who will inevitable hit Chelsea on the counter. It’s important for Chelsea to make sure they play the right attacking team because last time playing Schurrle in such a compromising position was their downfall.
Paris will be looking to shut any Chelsea attacks down quickly with a high pressing mentality with players like Lavezzi and Lucas Moura. They are without Zlatan so will have a slightly weakened side but with replacements like Cavani it doesn’t bode well for the opposition bearing in mind his and Lavezzi’s expose at Chelsea a few seasons back. It will be a real disappointment for PSG if they don’t get through with the money they spent in the summer and the current aggregate score they possess.
For me being English and a Liverpool supoporter it would be nice to see Chelsea go through not just to make our league proud as we have suffered in recent years poor showings in the latter stages but, as a Liverpool fan it would give Chelsea something else to think about as well as the title chase which may make them slip up. On the night I can see them winning 2 – 0 with an Eden Hazard penalty and the winner coming from Oscar.