Watch Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg: Chelsea vs PSG Live Streaming Information
By Deepak Vikraman | April 9, 2014 3:01 AM EST
The last time Chelsea were 3-1 down going into the second leg of a Champions League knockout game, the Blues produced a superb comeback to knock Napoli out in the pre-quarterfinals, before going all the way to lift the coveted title for the first time in their history.
Chelsea veterans John Terry and Frank Lampard plot a great escape during a training session, 7 April. Reuters
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 Action and Ten HD in India, ITV in the UK and Fox Sports in US.
The second leg can be watched via live streaming online in the UK HERE or 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.
The team this time is different, the manager also not the same, and more importantly, the opponents of a completely different class.
PSG will go into the second leg quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge knowing they are in the driver's seat, and an away goal on Tuesday, especially an early one, will only pile on the pressure on Jose Mourinho's men.
The Chelsea defending in the first leg was a "joke" according to Mourinho, with a late goal from Javier Pastore giving PSG that extra goal advantage, when at 2-1 the tie would have been more delicately poised.
Mourinho knows a 2-0 result at Stamford Bridge will take his side through to the semifinals, and therefore will be extra keen to see his team keep it tight at the back.
"I believe and my players believe and that's the most important thing," the Portuguese said on Monday. "If Paris are knocked out tomorrow it will be a big disappointment for them; if we are knocked out then it is something that a lot of people are expecting.
"We have to enjoy the risk of the situation. At 9.30 pm [BST] we can be out, and we know that. But at 7.45 pm [kickoff time for the quarterfinal] we have chances to be in the semifinal. So at 7.45pm we have to be ready, with smiles on our faces, to go out and see what happens -- but at 7.45pm we believe we can do it."
Chelsea have this quality in them where they perform at their best with their backs to the wall. While the Napoli result was a minor miracle in itself, the Blues will know PSG are a lot stronger, filled with world-class players, and determined to go all the way in the Champions League.
"We need to go into the game with the right spirit and the right motivation to qualify," PSG manager Laurent Blanc said. "I don't know what the probability of us going through is, but these percentages are not important -- we have a match to play against a very good side and we know what went on in the first leg and we need to learn our lessons from that.
Blanc is banking on Ezequiel Lavezzi to have another fantastic evening against Chelsea, after the Argentine kept asking questions at the Blues backline time and again in the first leg.
"We caused problems for Chelsea in the first leg but it's a case of whether they play a slightly higher line in the second leg and whether they come out -- if they do, that will allow space for Lavezzi and other players as well," Blanc added.
Team news: Chelsea: Samuel Eto'o is still not fully fit according to Mourinho, but the Portuguese is expected to field the Cameroonian from the start in favour of Fernando Torres and Andre Schurrle, who was used as a central striker in the first leg in Paris. Ramires will definitely miss the game through suspension, while Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible.
PSG: Blanc will be without his premier striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Expected lineups: Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Luiz, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o.
PSG: Sirigu; Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi; Moura, Cavani, Lavezzi.
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