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See 7 Teams Chelsea Could Face In Last 16 Of The UEFA Champions League Knockout Phase.



Chelsea FC are strong contenders in this season’s Champions league campaign, having showed an excellent display in their group stage matches as the Blues played 6 games, winning 4, draw 2 with 14 points to top group E. The Blues have showed class of character, discipline and above all been focus on the title race.

Most interestingly, Chelsea humiliated the Spanish Laliga side Sevilla in Spain by 4goals to nil, courtesy of Olivier Giroud tireless effort in front of goal,he was sensational as he became the first Chelsea player to score four Champions League goals in a single match.

They Blues showed a class of composure as their ability to defend set-pieces is excellent this season, which was a major problem last season.The Blues have only conceded two Champions League goals in the group stages as a they top group E to progress to the knockout stage which is the round of 16.

See 7 teams that Chelsea could face In their UEFA Champions League round of 16.

The draw for the Champions League round of 16 will be held on 14 December, 2020 in Switzerland. The draw will match the Seeded and unseeded teams together as it will help each team to know their opponents in the knockout phase. In the knockout phase all teams are expected to play two matches, home and away,the outcome of the matches will determine the extend each team will go in the competition. 3 English teams are left in the competition ,and Chelsea will not face any of the English side like Manchester City and Liverpool as all the English teams top their various groups. Chelsea could face either of this team in the knockout phase – Barcelona, FC Porto, Atalanta,Lazio, Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach.

However, amongst the 7 teams that Chelsea could face,their toughest opponent usually is the Spanish teams – FC Barcelona have met Chelsea 17 times from 1966 till date, out of the 17 times, Barcelona played Chelsea in 3 Fair Cups and 14 times in the Champions League. Barcelona has won against Chelsea six times and six draws, while Chelsea in the other hand, has won Barcelona five times and six draws equally. The Catalan giants are one of the toughest opponent Chelsea might meet ,in case the draw both sides, come Monday in Switzerland, then the Blues have a mountain to climb

Atletico Madrid is another tough opponents Chelsea might be drawn with as both side have met Seven times , Athletico winning 2 and draw 3 ,same with the Blues winning two and draw 3.

Diego Someone might will be a great task ahead of Chelsea if eventually they are drawn together. The Serie A side Atalanta did excellently well last season as they almost reach the finals. Chelsea display this campaign can help them go through to the quarter final stage, if they are drawn with Fc Porto, Borussia Monchengladbach,Lazio and Leipzig.

The Blues have a great task ahead in the round of 16 ,but if eventually they are drawn with the Catalan giant ,they might repeat the 2012 truimph over Barcelona that took the Blues to the final as they clinch their first Champions League trophy.

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