Chelsea have looked out-of-sorts this season, although all bets are off until Robben and Cole return and we’re able to see the ‘ideal’ team formation from Mourinho.
Being paired with Barcelona is both good and bad for Chelsea – on one hand they will avoid the champions in the knockout stages, and on the other hand finishing second in their group will, like last year, pit Chelsea against a top team and make life even harder for them.
With so much riding on winning the Champions League, you would expect Chelsea to ‘at least’ get to the quarter-finals – although one slip-up against Bremen on Tuesday and Mourinho will have a problem on his hands.
Chelsea Champions League Fixtures
Chelsea vs Werder Bremen – Tuesday, 12 September
Levski Sofia vs Chelsea – Wednesday, 27 September
Chelsea vs Barcelona – Wednesday, 18 October
Barcelona vs Chelsea – Tuesday, 31 October
Werder Bremen – Wednesday, 22 November
Chelsea vs Levski Sofia – Tuesday, 5 December
Chelsea’s September Fixtures
Chelsea vs Charlton – Saturday 9th
Chelsea vs Werder Bremen – Tuesday 12th
Chelsea vs Liverpool – Sunday 17th
Fulham vs Chelsea – Saturday 23rd
Levski Sofia vs Chelsea – Wednesday 27th
Chelsea vs Aston Villa – Saturday 30th