Paris St Germain vs Chelsea 04/02/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Pick and Preview
Chelsea vs Paris St Germaine
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Paris St Germaine 1/1 Draw 5/2 Chelsea 4/1 See the Latest Odds
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Chelsea travel to Paris to take on PSG at the Parc des Princes, it is a game that Jose Mourhino will be lookign forward to. Chelsea come into this game after a surprise loss at Crystal Palace last weekend. There is rumours circulatign that Mourhino is going to sell all three of his strikers in the summer and one has to question how Eto, Torres and Ba will feel having heard that news. Mourhino has played a similar style all season based on his midfield of Hazard, Lampard and Oscar dominating the games and setting up attacks. Eto will probably lead the line for Chelsea and the veteran has been excellant in recent weeks.
Paris St Germain will look to make the semi finals of the Champions League and go one step further than last season. PSG paid big money for Cabaye and Cavani this season and look like a complete team at this moment in time with a solid defence marshalled by Thiago Silva and ex Chelsea defender Alex. Midfield PSG have lots of supreme talent with Moura, Cabaye, Thiago Motta, Pastore and Verrati and of course upfront the trio of unparalled quality across Europe with Ibrahimovich, Lavezzi and Cavani. Its hard to fault the squad that Laurent Blanc has put together but the question is can they deliver on the big stage?
I think this will be a tactical battle. Mourhino will be happy to come away from this game with a draw and I think he will send his team out to do just that. Its going to be difficult for John Terry and Cahill to get to grips with Cavani and Ibrahimovich but I think that they are well capable of doing just that. Experience could be key tonight and Chelsea have bucketloads of it. I'm going to take the draw at a reasonable price. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo