Now the second phase of the UCL round of 16 is finished; Here is a possible opponent for Chelsea in the Quarter finals.
Chelsea will be looking to battle it out against any of these teams that have managed to qualify for the round quarter finals and it may not look as funny.
Here are possible teams Chelsea could meet in the quarter finals and who looks more promising and easier to beat…
We did not forget what Halland did to Leipzig in a hurry and he could repeat the same against Chelsea should they meet.
They are one of the most feared teams in Europe and a match up against City would mean that the Blues face the Champions of England for the fourth time this season. Graham Potter’s side has faced City thrice this season and Man City have emerged as the superior side on all three occasions.
Barcelona was never in good hands with Bayern and no one ever is. Bayern Munich dispatched a star studded PSG in the round of 16 to progress to the quarter finals. The Bavarians will be looking to progress to the semifinals after failing to get past the quarterfinal stage in the previous two editions of the Champions League.
This could look like a small team but trust me they are not small by any means. Perhaps, a match up against Benfica would be seen as a considerably favourable tie for Chelsea but Roger Schmidt’s side is not to be taken lightly. Their front three of Goncalo Ramos, Rafa Silva and David Neres has 16 goal contributions.
A match-up between Chelsea and Inter would probably be named the Romleu Lukaku derby. The Belgian striker is currently on loan at Inter and has the desire to continue with the Nerrazzuri beyond this season. Inter eliminated Porto 1-0 over the course of two legs to return to the quarter final stage of the prestigious tournament for first time since 2011.
Based on their current form and fluidity, Napoli are one of the most entertaining sides to watch. They are also one of the most dangerous sides in Europe and clubs would like to avoid a well-oiled machine like Napoli. If a quarter final between Chelsea and Napoli does happen, it will perhaps be an audition for Victor Osimhen as he strongly remains linked with the Blues.
The champions of Europe might be falling behind Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga but they very much come alive in the European competition. Madrid dismantled Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate to book a quarter final berth and could set up a rematch of 2021-22 quarter finals where the Los Blancos emerged as the better side.
Chelsea faced AC Milan twice in the group stages of UCL and triumphed over the Serie A outfit on both the occasions. Milan eliminated Tottenham Hotspur in a low scoring last 16 tie, scoring just one goal over the course of two legs. Brahim Diaz’s goal in the first leg was the only goal of the tie that was enough for Milan to secure their first quarter final berth since 2012.