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Chelsea v PSG: The second leg in the ‘Wallet Ballet’ between these two big spenders

After a 1-1 draw last week in Paris, both team’s Champions League dreams will either end or be ‘Made in Chelsea’

by David Lyons | March 10, 2015

It is round two in the ‘Wallet Ballet’, as Abramovich’s Blues come up against the Qatari owned… eh blues.

If PSG manage to progress in the Champions League following their trip to Landan, each member of the squad will get €250,000! I know right? Here I am chancing my arm with the traditional fiver accumulator. These lads are just different gravy.

If Zlatan and the boys do go all the way and lift the Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens, they’ll pocket €1 million. I think I just cried.

But first they’re going to have to score against the Chelsea bus.

PSG have to score at least one goal to go through but they are well equipped with a front three that cost almost £100 million in Ibra, Cavani and Pastore. They’ve got 23 goals between them and nine assists in Ligue 1. So surely they have a good shout?

Those stats look kind of embarrassing though when you see that Oscar has seven assists for Chelsea, and Absolutely Fabregas has 15. Even the Chelsea defence has chipped in with 11 goals between them in the league and in Europe.

Everything seems to be against PSG in this game; behind on away goals, facing a team on their 110th anniversary and there are even reports that Laurent Blanc might be sent packing if they fail to progress. Zlatan even lost in a recent quote off against Mourinho. Is there any hope at all for the other boys in blue?

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Both teams are unbeaten since they last met each other in Paris, with PSG having played one game more – a 4-1 win at the weekend with their talisman Ibrahimovic on the score sheet. That’s one good sign.

Ibrahimovic and Cavani seem to finally be getting their act together. In seven Champions League games, Cavani has netted six goals. Zlatan is two from four.

Okay, but what of the last game between the two sides. That will give the best indication of what to expect.

Here’s your obligatory stat attack from the first leg:

  • PSG had 54% of the possession
  • They had 572 passes with 90% pass completion
  • Chelsea had 482 passes with a sub 85% pass completion

PSG had 14 shots compared to Chelsea’s two and will rightly feel unlucky to have not been ahead in the tie going into Wednesday’s game. Chelsea’s keeper Courtois was their best player in that game. ‘Nuff said?

As it is Cheltenham week, Annie more good omens? Well Annie Power was favourite and well out in front in the 4.00pm race. Yeah, she fell.

If that’s not enough – I’ve already called it saying that Arsenal wouldn’t beat Monaco, so I’m going for PSG to go through to the next round. Sorry Jose.

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