Real Madrid Legend Makes Chelsea Champions League Confession Ahead Of Knockout Stages

Blues are still in the campaign for the UEFA Champions League and according top Real Madrid footballer, the West Londoners are likey to retain the title

Chelsea smashed through Real Madrid last season to advance into the final stage before beating Manchester City 1-0 with goal coming from Kai Havertz.

It marked a great success for the Fulham based side as it also indicated a start of a new era following the arrival of a German manager who achieved such honor in just few months inheriting the club halfway.

Blues coming back to defend the title, are already sealed their qualification into the knockout stages and will be hoping to for the first time in their club history retain the UEFA Champions League title.

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Many although view this is impossible but according to former Real Madrid man, Fabio Cannavaro, Chelsea can actually defend the title.

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Cannavaro is a 48-year-old football coach who currently manage the China National Team after retiring from playing.

The Italian featured for several top flight teams including Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli.

Speaking on the UCL race, the former Centre-back said; “I think Chelsea can retain the Champions League.

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“They have a great manager in Thomas Tuchel, and a very good team. To win the Champions League, you need a lot of things to go your way. For me, English clubs are better prepared.”

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Chelsea will go head to head tonight with Zenith Saint Petersburg for the final match of their group stage encounter.

The Russians while knowing their fate for the knockout stages is dashed, are fully welcoming Chelsea to the Gazprom Arena as a warm up to their transition into the Europa League after finishing third on the Group H table.

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Chelsea on the other hand will be looking to use this match as a makeweight to returning to winning ways after slumping to a shocking 3-2 defeat against West Ham United during last weekend.

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