Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had insisted that the Blues squad that will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter finals on Tuesday are a different team compared to the one that lost 3-1 at the Parc des Princes last season, Express reports.
The Blues face the Ligue-1 champions once again in this year’s round-of-sixteen, with the last meeting a Champions League quarter-finals clash less than a year ago.
Chelsea only managed to qualify for the semis last season because of a late Demba Ba strike, giving the Blues an away goal advantage after the game finished 3-3 on aggregate.
And Mourinho believes that this time around the result won’t be so even, due to the new additions to his squad and because PSG practically have the same team with that of last season.
Mourinho said: “We beat them but we lost in Paris.
“It was a knockout tie that was decided in the last minute, a small detail making the difference. I’m not saying we won because we were better than Paris.
“We won because, in this case, we scored a goal away and didn’t concede at home.
“Paris are a great team, basically the same team as they were last season, with the addition of David Luiz. The same team basically, the same coach, the same dynamic, the same profile. They have conditions to be better because they have stability.
“We have changed some players and the identity of our game. We have changed our profile. I don’t want to say if Chelsea are better or worse than last season but, tomorrow night the Parc des Princes will see a different Chelsea to last year.”
Chelsea still have the chance to win three trophies this season, with Mourinho’s men in the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur and also seven points in front of second-place Manchester City on the Premier League table.