Premier League side Chelsea have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in today’s Champions League Quarter-Final draw. The Parisian side are one of the dark horses for this year’s competition and they will prove tough opposition for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Fans of PSG were hoping for a big side in the draw, in Chelsea and Jose Mourinho they have got the draw that they wanted. Here is some of the reaction from the best PSG and Ligue 1 people on twitter.
Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea. Yes— Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) March 21, 2014
I see that PSG is greatly underrated on my timeline.— Janusz Michallik (@JanuszESPN) March 21, 2014
Ligue 1 columnist Matt Spiro was covering the PSG side of the draw and was around former Chelsea star Claude Makelele when the draw was made. It seems the PSG coach will be in high demand for the next few weeks.
The draw will see Chelsea travel to Paris for the first-leg on April 2nd and Laurent Blanc’s men will make the quick Eurostar trip across the channel just six days later.
It is obvious that most of the draw’s attention will be focused on Zlatan Ibrahimovic meeting with Jose Mourinho once again. The Swede played under Mourinho at Inter Milan and both massive egos will have a lot to say in the build up to this match-up.
It will also be interesting to see how Eden Hazard performs against the Parisian side. PSG were heavily linked with a move for the Belgian international when he was set to leave Lille, and there have been some stories linking him with a move back to Paris during the winter transfer window. His performances will be under the spotlight when he returns to France at the start of April.
Oh and how could we forget Edinson Cavani's audition for his move to Chelsea next season.
Jim White says Edinson Cavani will want to impress against Chelsea because he wants to join them. NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TRANSFERS JIM.— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) March 21, 2014
Laurent Blanc v Jose Mourinho, Eden Hazard v Gregory van der Wiel, Zlatan Ibrahimovic v John Terry. Great battles all over the pitch. This is set up to be a fantastic two legs of football.