Nevin also highlighted that defender David Luiz - who was sold to the French Champions in the summer for a record fee of around £50 million - will make his first return to Stamford Bridge, and is someone who Nevin rates highly.
In his column for the Chelsea website, the Scot said: "The draw against PSG is a very good one and I really do think they will be more wary of it than us. Obviously we have the recent history on our side but I also think they will look at Chelsea and think we have improved considerably since the last meeting, the question is, have they? Of course they have David Luiz, who I am still a great fan of, whilst accepting that he is not exactly perfect as a centre-back.
"It is going to be a great tie and certainly not an easy one, but it could have been so much worse, particularly if we hadn’t done the business and won the qualification group."
Luiz was defender that was certainly talented but was often known for being quite erratic - with former Manchester United defender Gary Neville describing one his performances as like a 10-year-old's on a PlayStation.
With reference to the tie and qualification, there was the chance they could have faced one of the favourites to win the tournament if they had finished second in the qualification group, but the clash against PSG is regarded as the toughest draw that Mourinho's side could have got - though the Chelsea boss seemed to like the idea of a trip to Paris even prior to the draw being made.
The Blues are considered amongst the favourites to win the competition and should come through it. They are in a better position to kick on compared to last season in this competition, and there is no reason why they shouldn't be confident of progression.