Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Match Details and Timings:
Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain
Football: UEFA Champions League
Match date: Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Kick Off Time: 19:45 GMT
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London, United Kingdom
Referee: F. Brych 

Chelsea team are unbeaten in 10 consecutive home matches in all competitions under the interim managerial tenure of Hiddink (W5-D5) but they enter the match on the back of a disappointing 1-1 league draw at home to Stoke on Saturday. The Blues have scored in all but one of their home games in all competitions this season so they certainly have the quality to breach the Paris Saint-Germain backline.The away goal scored in the 1st leg means they could progress with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. However, should the visitors score, Chelsea would need three goals to eliminate them.
Guus Hiddink will be without Kurt Zouma through injury while John Terry could also miss out after failing to fully recover from a hamstring injury. Diego Costa, however, should be fit to start despite sitting out with a minor tendon injury last time out. The Blues can welcome back Matic from suspension, but Falcao is still out. Former Barcelona winger Pedro could return to boost Hiddink's attacking options.
Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at home in the first leg at the Parc des Princes and a draw will be enough to reach the UCL quarter-finals. In Ligue 1 they are still 23 points clear but their performances have notably dropped in recent weeks. They lost their 36 game unbeaten Ligue 1 run at Lyon two weeks ago before being held to a 0-0 draw by Montpellier at home last weekend.
Verratti has missed PSG's last two games with a groin injury, and looks likely to sit out. Angel Di Maria returned to action on Saturday while Blaise Matuidi was deemed fit enough to travel with the squad but he is doubtful. Lucas Moura is expected to start on the left flank of the attack instead of Edinson Cavani.
It is the third season in succession that the pair have met in the knockout stages of this tournament as Chelsea edged through in 2013/14 before PSG won on away goals in 2014/15. Paris SG have failed to score in five of their six away games against English clubs in European competitions, with last season's second leg at Stamford Bridge standing as the only exception.

Probable lineups
PSG: Trapp – van der Wiel, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell – Verratti (Pastore), Motta, Matuidi – di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Lucas.
Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba – Mikel, Fabregas – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Diego Costa.

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