Queens Park Rangers’ Shaun Wright-Phillips on Chelsea’s Champions League exit

Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips reflects on Chelsea’s Champions League exit and comments on their Premier League title chances.

Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has predicted on Kicca.com that Chelsea will bounce back from the Champions League exit to win the Premier League.

Chelsea suffered an setback in what was turning out to be a very successful season, as they failed to get the better of Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competition.

Having drawn the first leg of the last-16 tie 1-1 in Paris last month, Jose Mourinho’s side headed into Wednesday’s second leg at Stamford Bridge as favourites.

However, the Blues had to settle for a 2-2 draw with a 10-man PSG side after extra time, meaning that the Ligue 1 outfit progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals' rule.

Chelsea were the only English club who could realistically make it through to the last eight of the Champions League this campaign, and there have been suggestions that the Premier League is declining in quality.

However, Wright-Phillips has insisted that English football is still very competitive and has backed Chelsea to clinch the Premier League title this season.

“I was disappointed to see Chelsea go out last night as I want to see all the English teams do well, particularly one of my old clubs, but you have to take your hat off to PSG,” the 33-year-old wrote on Kicca.com. “I thought they were outstanding.

“I don't think we are miles behind the best teams in Europe. If we are behind, it's by a small margin. The Premier League is just a lot more demanding with that extra cup competition we have.

“I think it would help a lot more if we were more attack minded in Europe rather than sitting back. I still think Chelsea will take the Premier League title. It's going to be hard though as I expect Manchester City to always be in touching distance.”

Chelsea are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand over second-placed Manchester City.

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