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Frank Lampard fires in the first-half penalty which put Chelsea on the way to the semi-finals

Blues have chance for revenge, but odds are stacked against jaded team

Chelsea have their chance for revenge on Barcelona. Three years ago they met in the semi-final, and Chelsea felt aggrieved to go out. But while Chelsea's progress to the last four was, until the last six minutes last night, comfortable, it will not, one imagines, deprive Pep Guardiola of too much sleep. Much, much more will be needed in the semis.

Ramires somehow fails to convert from point-blank range

Chelsea: Man-for-man marking

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Frank Lampard fires in the first-half penalty which put Chelsea on the way to the semi-finals

Barcelona won't lose any sleep over Chelsea semi-final

Chelsea have gone backwards since losing in 2009 to Catalans, who are now even stronger

Raul Meireles enjoys the moment, Artur is left helpless as the Portuguese's late strike finally sees off Benfica

Chelsea relishing 'unfinished business' with Barcelona after reaching Champions League semi-finals

Nervy win over 10-man Benfica sets up chance of revenge – but Mourinho adds to intrigue

Benfica keeper Artur is powerless to prevent Raul Meireles' piledriver

Raul Meireles late show for Chelsea finally ends Benfica resistance

Chelsea 2 Benfica 1 (Chelsea win 3-1 on aggregate)

Raul Meireles thunders in Chelsea's late winner

Blues set up semi-final date with Barca

Chelsea 2 Benfica 1 (Chelsea win 3-1 on aggregate)

Ramires: 'Roberto has instilled great confidence in us'

Ramires: we have restored respect

The Chelsea midfielder Ramires said last night that the team had regained its "respect" after the departure of manager Andre Villas-Boas, as they prepare to reach the club's sixth Champions League semi-final in nine years in tonight's quarter-final second leg against Benfica.

Ramires in action against Benfica

Roberto Di Matteo has restored respect at Chelsea says Ramires

Brazilian feels club is on the up again as they aim for Champions League last four

Frank Lampard’s relationship with Roberto Di Matteo is a good one

Frank Lampard praises Chelsea caretaker Roberto Di Matteo for confidence boost

Frank Lampard has suggested that Roberto Di Matteo has coped much better than Andre Villas-Boas when it comes to telling him he has been left out of the Chelsea team. Lampard admitted shortly before Villas-Boas's departure last month to having been at odds with the 34-year-old, who habitually omitted him from big games.

Andre Villas-Boas gives Frank Lampard instructions

Frank Lampard reveals good relations with Roberto Di Matteo

Frank Lampard has suggested Roberto Di Matteo has dealt much better than Andre Villas-Boas with telling him that he has been left out of the Chelsea team.

Fernando Torres

Branislav Ivanovic happy with improving Chelsea striker Fernando Torres

Defender Branislav Ivanovic believes Fernando Torres' return to form has created a feelgood factor at Chelsea as they aim to end a difficult season with two trophies.

This is how the FA repays Chelsea for taking flagship event seriously

Fan's Eye View: Most European football bodies do everything to help their clubs in the Champions League
<b>Fernando Torres: </b>Impressive performance relative to his numerous dour displays. Looked lively when running down the right, finding Kalou for goal in the second half. One of his better Chelsea games. 7

Fernando Torres will get better says Chelsea team-mate Salomon Kalou

Salomon Kalou has given Chelsea strike partner Fernando Torres a ringing endorsement, insisting the Spaniard's best was yet to come.

<b>Juan Mata: </b>Worst member of Chelsea's midfield, largely anonymous. Offered decent delivery with free-kicks but a shadow of his stylish self. Frustrating display summed up with him hitting the post. 5

Juan Mata confident Chelsea can lift trophy this season

Juan Mata believes Chelsea have what it takes to win a trophy this season.

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Man-for-man marking from the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon

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