Chelsea fans have reacted to the news they will be playing Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea have been handed a difficult game against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Blues will travel to Paris for the first leg before the return match at Stamford Bridge in West London as they look to fight their way into the semi-finals and ultimately the final in Lisbon, Portugal.
The tie throws up several mouth watering confrontations with Jose Mourinho going up against the star he used to coach in Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Eden Hazard will play against the side he’s been tipped to join this summer.
Mourinho has played down Chelsea’s chances of winning the competition, as he’s suggested his side are underdogs heading into last eight stage of the competition.
“The most difficult opponents you can get in European football are there. Chelsea and Manchester United are the outsiders,” he told the press this morning.
The Portuguese coach seems keen to take the pressure off of himself and his players but the tie does seem to have an air of classic Mourinho written all over it.
His side will most likely be cagey during the first game, playing hard football to stay in the contest before he lets them off the leash in the second game to play more expansive and aggressive football.
Mourinho is one of the great tactical minds in current football and for all of the power and attacking flair which will stem from Ibrahimovic and his strike partner Edinson Cavani, Mourinho will have a method over how to deal with them both.
PSG are the runaway leaders in Ligue One this season with an eight point lead over AS Monaco in second place having scored 69 goals, more than any other side, and conceded 18 goals, fewer than any other side.
Here’s what Chelsea fans have made of the draw on Twitter.
PSG - Chelsea are going to be two fantastic games. The best quarter final this season by far. Cant wait.— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) March 21, 2014
Chelsea are unbeaten in their two meetings with PSG , both coming in the 2004/05 group stage #CFC— Bridge News (@cfc_wale) March 21, 2014
you tell me PSG will eliminate #CFC from the champs league,all I'll do is look you straight in the eyes, and laugh loud....— Artista (@Dekinzz) March 21, 2014
Just seen we're playing PSG!! Quality! Looking forward to that!! #cfc— Asa Clark (@cfcasa) March 21, 2014
Lucky Mourinho is with chelsea we won't face Bayern nor Real Madrid We will face PSG who we will show what we are I'm sure we will win...— zacharia mo (@zachariamo) March 21, 2014
Chelsea to win it..— Mesut (@H_Georgiou123) March 21, 2014
Stick matic on ibra and chelsea will win— BobbyD (@BobbyD_96) March 21, 2014
No matter we lose or we win, Chelsea will never let me down. It is a big game and great teams with great players. All we have are youngster.— Khawa. (@OnlyKhawa) March 21, 2014
YES I'm happy with that. Chelsea pic.twitter.com/vMiyOJsUgf— TheRealGaffer (@Moibz8) March 21, 2014
chelsea will be happy with that!— Conor Talbot (@Conort9) March 21, 2014