Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who is reportedly being desperately pursued by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, still seems to have feelings towards his former team as he recently sent some good luck texts to some players including Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.
"You can do it and so can we. See you in Munich," Mourinho was quoted by The Sun as saying.
Also, the 49-year-old Portuguese boss, who recently guided Real Madrid to a 2-1 victory against Barcelona, has reportedly handed a tactical file, showing Barcelona's weak points, to Chelsea.
However, Chelsea goalkeeper Cech laughed off the reports about Mourinho's tactical briefing.
"Yeah, we had a tactical meeting a few hours ago. He showed us the whole file and we tried to get it down," The Sun quoted Cech as saying.
On a much serious note Cech, who has not won the Champions League with Chelsea since his joining in 2004, will be looking forward to booking a date with either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich as this might be his final chance to win the Champions League along with John Terry, Lampard and Drogba.
"I've been hoping for the last eight years it would be the year I'd have a chance to win the Champions League. Here we are again, in the semi-final. We always try to reach the final and win the competition. Many times we were close and if we have a fantastic game we'll have a chance," he added.
Still Cech believes that Chelsea, who have also reached the FA Cup finals, have recovered brilliantly under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo after having a very bad start with Andre Villas-Boas.
After Di Matteo took charge, Chelsea have had a brilliant run of results which saw them win 10 games, draw 3 and lose only one.
The Blues greatest after Villas-Boas sacking is probably against Napoli in the round of sixteen of the Champions League, when they managed a great comeback in the second leg after losing the first leg.
"You can see how everything changes quickly in football. After the Napoli game, everybody was writing us off. Yet here we are, in Camp Nou, with 90 minutes to reach the final. It's great to be in a position like that but in football it can go from bad to great and great to bad in a split second," Cech added.
It is going to be a very different ball game altogether for Chelsea against the mighty Barcelona despite the Blues having a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. Also, many pundits and experts still consider Chelsea the underdogs in the second leg.
Nonetheless Cech thinks that his team can reach the finals probably due to the fact that Chelsea have not lost to the Catalans in the last six games. And, most importantly, Argentinean sensation Lionel Messi has never scored against Chelsea.
"We're confident we can go through. OK Chelsea were lucky in the first game against Barcelona but I still think we played a very good game. It was a very tactical contest. But Barcelona are the favourites for this game," he added.