Besiktas are Chelsea's favoured Champions League opponent, admits Cahill

Antonio Conte pats N'Golo Kante after Chelsea's draw saw them qualify as runners-up
Antonio Conte pats N'Golo Kante after Chelsea's draw saw them qualify as runners-up

08 Diciembre, 2017

With four English sides likely to finish top of their groups, Chelsea can only draw against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas from the top seeds.

But the performance that stands out in my mind will be that home tie against Chelsea, the game that made Europe stand up and take notice of this "new era" Roma, the post Francesco Totti Roma.

"With five teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high", said Conte, speaking ahead of Liverpool's bid to progress on Wednesday night and with Manchester City, United and Tottenham already confirmed group winners.

"We have to be prepared for anyone".

One report claims that the Belgian star was holding out on signing a £300,000-a-week extension at Chelsea as he waits to hear from Real. We should have won.

The likes of Lionel Messi, who has never scored against the Blues, Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique are well-respected players renowned for their immense talent and experience in this competition. Who's to say that they can't keep up this momentum and keep winning games.

After splashing the cash in the summer, French heavyweights PSG have set their sights on both domestic and European success this season.

Maybe Newcastle should have done some research before the spot kick, with Eden Hazard scoring a panenka on Antonín Panenka's 69th birthday.

Having lost and drawn against Roma, Chelsea finished second behind the Italians due to their inferior head-to-head record. They were very solid in the first half without being spectacular. "The responsibility is ours", Simeone said. Eden Hazard has had his head turned by the bright lights of Madrid and the prospect of playing for his idol in Zinedine Zidane.

They're a good team to watch and I can only imagine they'd be a very tough one to play against.

Who do you want Chelsea to draw on Monday night?

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