Chelsea’s PSG tie is 50-50

Guus Hiddink

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Chelsea are still in a competition – Hiddink

Chelsea trainer Guus Hiddink believes his side have a “50-50″ possibility of reaching a Champions League quarter-finals after Paris St-Germain kick them 2-1 in a initial leg of their last-16 tie.

John Mikel Obi cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opener for PSG, though Edinson Cavani gave a hosts victory.

The second leg will take place during Stamford Bridge on 9 March.

“Scoring divided is always good,” pronounced Hiddink. “I’m never happy with a detriment though it’s not a thespian loss.”

This is a third deteriorate in period Chelsea have met a French champions in a Champions League. PSG won during this theatre final deteriorate after a Londoners triumphed in a quarter-finals in 2014.

Bench envy

Uruguay striker Cavani, who assimilated PSG for £55m in 2013, came off a substitutes’ dais to give his side a slim lead in a tie.

Chelsea, in contrast, had 20-year-olds Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy and Matt Miazga among their substitutes.

“I enviousness a bit a dais of PSG,” pronounced Hiddink. “They have a really clever bench.

“If we see what this group can move on in a second half – world-class players as substitutes. This is a really clever PSG.”


Edinson Cavani has mostly been used as a fill-in to Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season

In Chelsea’s defence

Prior to Tuesday, halt trainer Hiddink had led Chelsea on a 12-match dominant run given holding over from Jose Mourinho in mid-December.

He was forced to reshuffle his behind 4 in Paris after captain John Terry was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic shaped a temporary executive defence, while Ghana defender Baba Rahman done a singular start during full-back.

“The players did well, not only a 4 in defence. We also had a trained midfield,” pronounced Hiddink.

Expect goals during Stamford Bridge

PSG trainer Laurent Blanc was unhappy to concur though pronounced his side would essay to measure during slightest once in London in 3 weeks’ time.

“When we play during home we need to be stronger in counterclaim because, if we concur a goal, it effectively depends double,” he said. “Chelsea scored, so we go to Stamford Bridge fervent to measure ourselves.

“We’ll have chances, many likely, so it’ll be about fortifying good though we are an aggressive team.

“I don’t consider Chelsea will change their proceed for a second leg. Neither will we. So a lapse diversion will substantially be open and, hopefully, with some goals.”

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