John Terry to Gary Cahill to Branislav Ivanovic: How the internet reacted to Chelsea's wonder-goal against PSG

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Many Chelsea fans were aggrieved before kick-off that Gary Cahill had returned to the starting line-up ahead of Kurt Zouma for their 1-1 Champions League draw at PSG.

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Then in the 36th minute, Cahill assisted Branislav Ivanovic with a sublime flick, from a John Terry cross nonetheless, and the rest is history.

The goal was Ivanovic's 30th in all competitions for the Blues.

The effort was also Chelsea's 100th away goal in the Champions League. Their first was also scored by a defender, Frank Leboeuf, back in 1999 in Berlin.


Jose Mourinho made four changes to his Chelsea team who defeated Everton 1-0 last week for Champions League last-16 first-leg tie, including replacing Zouma with Cahill.

Cesc Fabregas, who has been struggling with illness, has been declared fit to play instead of Juan Cuadrado.

Thibaut Courtois has won the battle of in-form Blues' goalkeepers, starting ahead of Petr Cech.

Diego Costa has returned from his three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can. The striker would have been eligible to play in this fixture wither way, however, as it was only a domestic ban.

The last-16 first-leg tie ended 1-1 after Edinson Cavani headed in early in the second-half. The return leg at Stamford Bridge is on 11 March.

Here is how the internet responded: