Three reasons why Chelsea can still make the Champions League semi finals

Back in 2012, nobody gave Chelsea hope of winning the competition at this stage but Didier Drogba smashed home the winning penalty to make history for the Blues.

Two years on now with Jose Mourinho back in charge and an improving squad with more flair, talent and attitude attack the final eight of the Champions League with fresh hope.

Don’t get me wrong, PSG are a strong side but they aren’t Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Chelsea will be upset not to have got a result tonight but also confident that they can overturn the scoreline in the second leg, especially if Ibrahimovic is out.

Here is why we think the Blues can still do it.

 Home advantage

Chelsea are formidable at home and there current form at Stamford Bridge is enough to make any team worried about visiting West London.

Tonight’s result was not what Mourinho will have been looking for but a crucial away goal and the Bridge support could well swing it in their favour.

It is a tough ask but if any team are going to do it, Chelsea can.

Jose Mourinho

The man just knows how to win trophies.

Whether it be shrewd transfer work, mind games with other managers or simply getting on with his players – Mourinho has instilled the winning mentality again among the Chelsea squad.

Having won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan in the past, this is the trophy ‘The Special One’ wants to win most with the Blues.

Eden Hazard

A matchwinner is hard to come by in World football but Chelsea certainly have one in Eden Hazard.

He stroked home his penalty wonderfully tonight but his overall input was good, with no defender in the world able to cope with him at the moment it seems.

The Belgian will only get better with time but he is undoubtedly one of the best young players in the world at the moment.


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