The draw for this year’s Champions League Round of 16 is here. Chelsea fans are now anxiously waiting for February to come; Barcelona will also be waiting to take their revenge for 2011/12. But this won’t be the only exciting tie played by the BLUES.
5. Chelsea vs PSG (Agg:- 2-4) 2015/16
This was a season of turmoil for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho lost the dressing room as key players including Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa revolted against the manager, eventually leading to “The Special One” being sacked.
Chelsea were due to face PSG for the third time in 3 years with both the clubs winning one tie each. The tie away at the Parc des Princes ended 2-1 in favor of PSG. Chelsea went into the game at Stamford Bridge full of hope.
Things did not work out for Chelsea, as PSG added two more goals. The tie ended in defeat for Chelsea but it was one of the most exciting ties the Blues have ever played in the Round of 16.
4. Chelsea vs Juventus (Agg:- 3-2) 2008/09
Claudio Ranieri was given a grand reception as he returned to Stamford Bridge, where he had spent 4 years as a manager from 2000-2004. The night wasn’t to go too well for him; Didier Drogba’s 14th-minute strike was all to hand Juventus their 7th consecutive loss in Champions League knockout matches.
Myriad injury problems had affected the Old Lady’s preparation and their midfield maestro Pavel Nedved was forced to miss this match. Chelsea scored the vital away goal by Michael Essien right at the stroke of half-time leaving Juventus to score two goals to win the tie.
Fortunately for the Blues, Drogba scored a goal to deny Juve hopes that Alessandro Del Piero calmly put away to set up an exciting final 15 minutes.
3. Chelsea vs PSG (Agg:- 3-3) 2014/15
The return leg at Stamford Bridge started even more brightly for the Blues as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off as early as the 31st minute for a stamp on Oscar. But in the end, the Blues failed to capitalize on this advantage. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. It was truly a disappointing night for the Blues.