CL: Chelsea confident of win against Paris St. Germain, says Willian

Feb 16, 2016, 08:30 IST | AFP

Paris: Two months have passed since the draw for the Champions League last 16 was made and much has changed in that time as Paris Saint-Germain prepare to meet Chelsea in tonight.


When the sides were paired together for the third successive season in December's draw at UEFA's Swiss headquarters, PSG appeared the undisputed favourites.

That was as much down to Chelsea's travails as PSG's almost flawless form, but just three days later Jose Mourinho was sacked and the Premier League side have since begun a steady recovery under Guus Hiddink.

Chelsea remain in the bottom half of the Premier League but they have gone 12 games unbeaten, including a 5-1 thumping of Newcastle United on Saturday as Diego Costa scored his eighth goal in that time.

"Now we have more confidence to go there and to play. Paris have a great team, great players, but we go there to try to win the game," winger Willian told Chelsea TV.

PSG are in fine form. They lost 1-0 at Real Madrid in the group stage, their only defeat in 39 games this season. They have not lost a domestic match since March last year.

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