Champions League Quarterfinal First Leg Watch Online: PSG vs Chelsea Live Streaming Information
By Deepak Vikraman | April 3, 2014 4:37 AM EST
Jose Mourinho has already vanquished two of his big-name former players from the Champions League, and the Chelsea manager will look to make it three when the Blues visit Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the first leg of their quarterfinals.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled for a 7.45 pm BST (12.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) start with live coverage on Ten Sports in India, Sky Sports 1 in the UK and Fox Sports in US.
The match can be watched via live streaming online in the UK HERE, while India viewers can do the same HERE. Catch the action in the US live online HERE, while Germany viewers can live stream the match HERE, with audience in Canada able to live stream the action HERE. The game can be live streamed in Latin America HERE, while viewers in Australia can go HERE. Catch the quarterfinal in the Middle East and North Africa HERE, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can go to the link HERE.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one of the best players in the Champions League this season, scoring 10 goals already in Europe's elite competition, and showing just why he is considered as arguably the best central striker in Europe.
The PSG striker will be keen to avoid Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder's fate, when his team meet Chelsea in Paris on Wednesday night.
"We are beginners in everything we do while Chelsea have had a project for 10 years," said Ibrahimovic, insisting the Blues were the favourites. "I think Chelsea are the super favourites.
"Experience is an advantage for the one who has it. I think Chelsea has more experience in the Champions League. We're in the position Chelsea were eight or nine years ago."
PSG, who are easing to their second consecutive French League title, thumped Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 to cruise into the quarterfinals, and have a squad easily capable of going all the way. However, in the quarters, they will be up against a wily old manager in Mourinho, who is the master at getting the desired results.
"Chelsea and Paris have very different styles of play -- they're more inclined to counterattack while we like to keep possession," Blanc said. "Which is more effective? We'll see after the two legs, but we'll stay true to our beliefs."
The English Premier League side have shown their capabilities both in the domestic front and the European stage this season, and the players will take a lot of confidence from the manner in which they knocked out Galatasaray in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
Playing at home in the second leg again, Chelsea, coming off a morale-sapping 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, will be happy to come away from the Parc De Princes with a draw, preferably one with an away goal or two, knowing fully well they can beat any team in their own patch.
"We have faith in what we do," Mourinho said. "I do not think [experience] plays a big role. Maybe Paris as a club does not have the same experience as Chelsea in the past decades, but if you look closely it is a different picture.
"Lots of their players do have experience. It is almost the opposite for us. The club has a lot of experience, playing the Champions League each season, but we also have a lot of young inexperienced players."
That is of course typical Mourinho, taking the pressure off his players as much as possible, so that they can concentrate on what they need to do - perform on the pitch; and the Portuguese will certainly be hoping that is the case, with a special prayer, no doubt, made in the hope that Ibrahimovic does not single-handedly spoil Chelsea's party.
Team news: PSG: Blanc has a full squad to choose from, meaning Chelsea will face the brunt of the big squad at the French club's disposal.
Chelsea: Samuel Eto'o and Ashley Cole are sidelined with injury, while Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are cup-tied.
Expected lineups: PSG: Sirigu; Jallet, Thiago Silva, Alex, Digne; Verratti, Matuidi, Thiago Motta; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Schurrle, Hazard; Torres.
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