Chelsea were overrun at times in Paris against a strong PSG side. Although after 30 minutes or so they began to get a foothold in the game, arguably going behind at a time when they were making their presence felt. The West London club then equalized just before half time through John Obi Mikel, who five minutes earlier was the villain of the piece.
Whilst they did lose 2-1, Chelsea showed some level of attacking fluidity, even if they were stretched at the back by a vibrant Parisian outlet. Eden Hazard at times looked at his best and the team caused PSG some problems. Diego Costa’s header in the first half being a case in point. Even later on in the game the side had chances to find a second goal.
The odds of them qualifying are perhaps better after the defeat than at the beginning of the game. Titanbet Sportsbook offer odds on this. At home if they can start with intensity they can trouble this PSG team and with John Terry and Nemanja Matic back they’ll be a stronger side than the team that went out in PARIS.
Guus Hiddink lamented the lack of options his side have compared to PSG’s and he is right. But, Chelsea still have some quality and have spent a lot of money in recent seasons. If they can start well they can win.