Nemanja Matic
The return of Nemanja Matic will be a big boost for Jose Mourinho ahead of PSG\'s visit  Reuters

Chelsea welcome Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stage of the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Chelsea welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Stamford Bridge for the second-leg of the last 16 Champions League tie. The match remains in balance after a 1-1 draw in the first-leg in Paris.

The Blues will have the advantage as they managed to score an away goal and will be favourites to progress into the quarter-finals for the fourth time in the last five seasons. They also beat the same opponents in last year's quarter-finals.

Apart from Jon Obi Mikel, the manager Jose Mourinho has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the game, with the biggest boost being the return of Nemanja Matic, who picked up an injury during Chelsea's Capital One Cup victory celebrations.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have to be in top form for PSG to have a chance of knocking out Chelsea Getty Images

Meanwhile, Laurent Blanc's side come into this game on the back of a convincing home win in Ligue 1 and have also been boosted by the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who missed a couple of games due to injury.

The French champions will have their task cut out if they are to beat Chelsea at the Bridge, and the manager is aware of the task at hand. He is hoping that they can negate the Blues' advantage of the away goal and knock out the 2012 Champions League winners.

What managers say

Jose Mourinho: "We will try to win. When you are losing 3-1 from the first leg you are on the limit of risk. If you concede one goal you are in big trouble. You know you have to score a minimum of three. Tomorrow is different. The result has a complete balance, but we are trying to win."

Laurent Blanc: "[Victory] would change our perception in France, but also across Europe and maybe with you guys, the press. But we still need to do that. It's easy to talk about, but harder to go out and do it. We're halfway through a two-legged tie. Chelsea have a slight advantage with the away goal, so our aim is to do what Chelsea did in Paris and get through. We'll prepare well."

Betting odds (

  • Chelsea win: 1
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Paris Saint-Germain win: 31/10

Team news


  • Injured: John Obi Mikel (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanović, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matić, Willian, Fàbregas, Hazard; Costa.

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Injured: Aurier (thigh), Lucas (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Sirigu; Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Van der Wiel; David Luiz, Thiago Motta, Verratti, Matuidi; Cavani, Ibrahimović.