JOSE MOURINHO TO PLAY IT SAFE - AT LEAST TO START WITH
Despite Chelsea's improved attacking intent in matches this season, Jose Mourinho remains a naturally cautious manager, especially in the biggest games.
One only has to look at the Capital One Cup final to see the evidence. A naive Spurs dominated possession and had more shots at goal, but Chelsea - playing with a very defensive 4-3-3 picked their moments and found a way to win in the end.
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Thanks to Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea have a slight advantage because of the away goal and Mourinho will want to hold onto that advantage for as long as possible. Don't expect Chelsea to come out of the blocks firing.
PSG vs Chelsea - combined XI
PSG vs Chelsea - combined XI
1/11 GK: Thibaut Courtois
This isn't even a selection between the PSG and Chelsea goalkeepers - it's a selection between the Chelsea No 1 and No 2. PSG would agree as they have courted both to replace Salvatore Sirigu in recent months. Jose Mourinho has handed the gloves back to the Belgian, who has recovered from a shaky spell last month - Courtois was the reason Chelsea won at Upton Park.
2/11 RB: Branislav Ivanovic
The Serbian is the best at his position in the Premier League and one could make a convincing argument that he is the best right-back in world football, although he made some uncharacteristic errors at West Ham. Rarely beaten, he also carries a good attacking threat as a crosser and from set-pieces. Gregory van der Wiel is pretty much a winger playing in defence, he relies way too much on his pace to get him out of trouble - Eden Hazard will be looking forward to facing him again.
3/11 CB: Thiago Silva
The Brazil captain, named to the Uefa Team of the Year, is one of the premier defenders in world football; Brazil would not have lost to Germany 7-1 in the World Cup with him in the side. Gary Cahill has been back to his old spell after being dropped a month ago, but isn't a patch on Silva.
4/11 CB: John Terry
David Luiz may come with the £50million price-tag but Chelsea fans will know his (and John Terry's) true value as a centre-back. This is an easy decision, Luiz may look Hollywood when he blazes about the pitch, but he's not a good defender. Chelsea were laughing all the way to the bank in the summer.
5/11 LB: Cesar Azpilicueta
The Spaniard has looked slightly ragged in recent weeks but he remains one of the best full-backs in world football. Maxwell, now 33, is serviceable but will be one of the players Chelsea will look to expose.
6/11 CM: Nemanja Matic
Thiago Motta is back from injury but he is a level below the giant Serbian, who returns from suspension after his altercation with Ashley Barnes. Matic has been critical to Chelsea's title and European push this season and Jose Mourinho will expect another big game from him.
7/11 CM: Blaise Matuidi
The energetic midfielder is absolutely key for Laurent Blanc's team, tasked with the job of stifling Cesc Fabregas. Matuidi, who drives the team forward, was hugely impressive in Paris and edges in front of Ramires, who could perform a similar job at Stamford Bridge. He will have his work cut out by the Spaniard, however.
8/11 CM: Cesc Fabregas
The Spanish maestro has not been as good as he was earlier in the season with a heavy work load seemingly catching up. But he is better than anything PSG are able to field in the middle. Marco Verratti is an exciting young player but has a long way to go to reach Fabregas' level.
9/11 RW: Javier Pastore
The Argentina winger was unable to start in the first leg as he was carrying a slight injury but he is fit and firing now. PSG have won three and drawn one of their last four since his return, with Pastore scoring once and adding two assists. Willian's energy and work rate is crucial to the way Chelsea play, but he has just eight goals and eight assists since joining the club.
10/11 LW: Eden Hazard
An easy choice and one that both managers would surely agree on. PSG are huge admirers of the Belgian winger and have constantly been linked with him in the last couple of seasons. Edinson Cavani is a hugely talented player but has to play out of position to accommodate Ibrahimovic.
11/11 ST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
A tough decision picking the Swede over Diego Costa, who himself has enjoyed a stellar season. In real life neither club would swap their striker for the other, but Zlatan nudges slightly ahead on current form - Costa hasn't scored since 17 January.
AN IMPROVED PSG PROVIDING A REAL TEST FOR THE BLUES
Paris Saint-Germain were undoubtedly the better team when the two met in the first leg and, in theory, should be better tonight as they have a couple of key players back from injury.
Javier Pastore is fully fit after only managing the final 10 minutes a couple of weeks back and since returning he has a goal and two assists with PSG winning three and drawing one of their four games since then.
Laurent Blanc's team entered the first leg on the back of a couple of poor draws, this time they beat rivals Monaco to reach the semi-finals of the French Cup and last weekend battered struggling Lens 4-1.
DIEGO COSTA TO BREAK HIS EURO DUCK
As outlined here, the Spanish striker is suffering a little bit in front of goal at the moment (that was definitely an own goal in the Cup final) and he is yet to score in seven matches in the Champions League this season.
He failed to have an attempt at goal in the Parc des Princes as Chelsea held on for a 1-1 draw, but the Spaniard remains a brilliant target man and will surely get a chance at the Bridge - you'd back him to take it.
DAVID LUIZ TO GET A MIXED RECEPTION
The curly-haired Brazilian will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his massive move to France last summer - but don't expect the home fans to give him the warmest of welcomes.
Sure, there will be plenty of fans in the crowd who will give Luiz a hearty round of applause, he was excellent in the Champions League final win against Bayern Munich after all. But given his mixed time in west London, plenty more will act indifferently. Even Frank Lampard, arguably Chelsea's greatest ever player, didn't get everyone off their feet when he returned, having left for rivals Manchester City.
CHELSEA TO PROGRESS
Prediction time: Chelsea will be in the quarter-final draw. This team and their manager have seen it all before, they are too long in the tooth to allow PSG - a good but not great team - back into the game.
It probably won't be a classic, but as long as Chelsea progress Mourinho and Co won't care for a second.
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