Similarly, the latest tie is finely poised – PSG holding a 2-1 advantage thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani either side of John Obi Mikel’s equaliser at the Parc des Princes.
Hiddink said: “I don’t think John will make it on Wednesday”. “We’ll approach the game as we would any other: we want to win it”. The Italian has been sidelined with a groin injury of late having started only two games since mid-January, and has not featured since his substitution at the interval in the 4-1 win at Reims on 20 February. If Verratti doesn’t make it, Javier Pastore – who excelled for PSG’s 10 men at Stamford Bridge past year – is expected to fill in.
“We could have put Chelsea in more trouble”.
“To give Guus one title will be great for us, for him so we try to give him one trophy to go with”. But they have a lot of great players, like Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro. The quarter-finals of the Champions League is our dream.
The 35-year-old made his return to training recently, and though Hiddink has given Terry every chance to prove his fitness, he has confessed that he is still some way off training with the rest of the team.
Willian has starred for Chelsea in this season’s competition with five goals in seven appearances. “We must think only about winning”.
“He (Diego Costa) had a little bit of a problem with a tendon”, he told the club’s official website. “We have to stay concentrated on this game. We’re hoping to cure him as quickly as possible”.
Chelsea fans… Can you beat PSG minus Terry?
Chelsea know beating PSG, and progressing further into the competition, is their most likely route to securing Champions League qualification for next season. They are big occasions.
“I just like the league itself but I haven’t got an English side that I follow closely”. The tenth-placed Chelsea are ten points behind the fourth spot with nine games remaining in the season.