We can make it against Real Madrid, Emery confident

Kristopher Drake
December 12, 2017

Having finished second in their group, the Blues could only be drawn against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Besiktas.

Sevilla got Manchester United, whiile Porto will face Liverpool.

PSG ambassador Maxwell said the Real tie threw up the chance for the Parisian club to atone for their 6-1 hammering by Barcelona that eliminated them in the last 16 last season.

No club has won the European title three years running since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s, underlining how big an achievement it would be if Madrid - 12 times winners overall - won the trophy again in the final in Kiev in May.

"It's a hard draw for us but we knew that nothing was going to be easy because there were very good teams in the draw", Valverde said to Barça TV.

The Spanish champions' director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, told beIN Sports: "It could have been the final, for the power of the two clubs, but that happens in a draw - luck plays a role".

"Chelsea only dropped 21 points in their title season last term but have already dropped 16 after their loss at West Ham on Saturday".

"Each summer they have bought enormous players and are getting stronger all the time", Butragueno added. On our day we can beat BarcelonaBarcelona are top of La Liga and undefeated after 15 matches.

"Then when it will be the moment to play against Barcelona we will start to think of the game against Barcelona". It is a lovely challenge for the club. "We have to go game by game". I'm happy to play with these players.

"Tactically, they're very good and also very physical".

With a potential mid-week replay in the FA cup to begin with, then Conte's men will be making the trip back to Manchester to take on, Manchester City in another Premier league clash.

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