Chelsea latest: Atleti fallout, Oscar glad Mata left, Luiz difficulty…

Chelsea Logo - Stamford Bridge Tunnel

All the news from Stamford Bridge including Champions League opponents Atletico Madrid and the exit of Manchester United's current star Juan Mata.

Chelsea compete against Atletico Madrid at the penultimate stage in the Champions League for a chance to claim a place in the tournament final in Lisbon when the draw was made at an official ceremony in Nyon, Switzerland, earlier today, Friday.

There were many talking points, all reported on by HITC: Sport.

Immediately after the draw, focus naturally turned to the loan status of Chelsea's promising shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois, who has been excelling at Atleti.

Will he play? Won't he? Is it within the confines of UEFA law?

Spain expert Guillem Balague believes that even if Courtois were given license to play by Chelsea or UEFA over-ruled any attempted Chelsea interference, then Atletico could end up shelving the Belgium international for these two legs simply because they will want to keep their relationship strong with the Blues. Courtois will likely renew his contract at Stamford Bridge while Atletico want to extend the loan agreement for one more year.

Chelsea, meanwhile, gave an official statement on the loan status of the player here, while chief executive Ron Gourlay added information over the club's speculated summer transfer activity, the prospect of facing Atletico, doing the double and also the benefit of their 12th man.

Bayern Munich described themselves as the best in world football but were relieved to avoid Chelsea - here's why - while Arsenal superstar striker of yesteryear Alan Smith talked up a great tactical battle between the two sides here.

On the pitch and Brazilian attacker Oscar is relieved that Juan Mata left when he did: "I have been trying to score more and it has helped that Mata has gone," he told Sky Sports. "I'm just trying to develop my game and I want to continue improving. For me it doesn't matter if I don't score as long as we win."

Defender David Luiz also explained that the club will strive to win every single Premier League club but explains that it is difficult: "When you play for a big team you have to take it game by game. Tuesday was a very important win for us because we wanted to stay in the Champions League, but we want to win the Premier League as well.

"Mathematically it's still possible but every game in the Premier League is difficult, as it will be on Sunday. Swansea are tough opponents and we've seen in the last few seasons, every time we go there it's a difficult game. We need to try to do our best and win the match.

"It's still possible to win the league, so come on, let's enjoy the position we are in and believe, like we did against Paris Saint-Germain. We need to have faith because we can still do it."

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch