Chelsea welcome Paris Saint Germain (PSG) to the Stamford Bridge for the second-leg quarter-final meeting of the Champions League. Chelsea look to turnaround the game due to the 3-1 loss they suffered at Parc des Princes.
1- Chelsea conceded more goals in the first leg of this tie than they had in their previous seven Champions League matches (2).
2- Jose Mourinho has lost just two of his 21 Champions League games in charge of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (W14 D5 L2 – excl. qualifiers), but one of these defeats came earlier this season against Basle.
3- Jose Mourinho has never lost a two-legged European quarter-final.
4- Chelsea have lost just one of their last 13 home Champions League games, winning 11.
5- Chelsea have kept clean sheets in four of their last five home matches against French sides.
1- Paris St Germain have lost just one of their last 17 Champions League matches (W12 D4 L1).
2- Away from home, PSG have lost only one of their last eight games in the Champions League (W6 D1 L1). They have scored in all eight of these matches.
3- No side has scored with a higher proportion of their shots than PSG (28.4%) this season in the CL.
4- Paris St Germain have scored in 17 successive Champions League matches, netting at least twice in 13 of these games.
5- Ezequiel Lavezzi has scored three goals in three Champions League appearances against Chelsea; more than against any other side.
6- Paris St Germain have not lost any of their last seven matches in the knockout stages of the Champions League (W4 D3).
7- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss this match due to injury. Since he joined the club, he’s had a hand in 20 of PSG’s Champions League goals (13 goals, seven assists); 11 more than any other player for the club.
8- Paris SG have conceded three penalties in their last four Champions League games (v Benfica on 10 December, Bayer Leverkusen on 12 March & Chelsea).
9- PSG have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (5) and first half (14) than any other team in the Champions League this season.
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Paris St-Germain 3 (Lavezzi, Luiz og, Pastore) Chelsea 1 (Hazard), Champions League, April 2014
Chelsea 0 Paris St-Germain 0, Champions League, November 2004
Paris St-Germain 0 Chelsea 3 (Terry, Drogba 2), Champions League, September 2004
Chelsea who have undergone a sudden dip in form are going through problems due to lack of options in the striker department. PSG have been in great form and are going for the kill in the Champions League. Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence will not hamper their chances as they still have Edinson Cavani, Ezquiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura.