Eden Hazard has admitted fear on Chelsea’s part for Paris Saint Germain as they prepare to face them in the last 16 of the UCL.
Chelsea were eliminated from this same stage by PSG last term, but not before Chelsea sent them packing in the last 4, back in 2013-14.
“Everybody at Chelsea thought ‘no, not PSG, not them again!’ after the draw,” he told Le Parisien.
“We still have the memory of last season’s tie. We had everything in our own hands to progress, we were playing at Stamford Bridge, PSG were down to 10 players. But we crashed out after conceding twice from a corner, normally one of our strengths.
“And we have to acknowledge that PSG are a team to be feared this season. They win all their games and have some great players in all positions. They are on par with Barcelona and Real Madrid at the moment.
“Teams go to Parc des Princes knowing that they could be in for a thrashing. Could that happen to Chelsea as well? Anything can happen.
“But we still have some great individual players and are very talented. Don’t write us off just yet. Go ahead and say PSG are the favourites…”