PSG vs Chelsea – Three Things To Look Forward To

Chelsea face Paris Saint-Germain for the first time after the dramatic victory at Stamford Bridge last April. A lot has changed since that last minute winner by the squad rotation player Demba Ba. Paris Saint-Germain went on to sign Chelsea superstar David Luiz for a whopping price before the World Cup, while Chelsea have been shrewd in the market with purchases like Fabregas, Costa and Cuadrado. Last fixture’s both scorers- Ba and Schurrle have now departed the club as a strong Chelsea side takes on PSG in Paris.

PSG on the other hand have been struck with a huge injury crisis with as many as 4 key players ruled out of the match, and two players being doubtful. Chelsea face PSG at a very good time, with a much fresher and stronger squad. Here are the key battles we’re likely to witness in the match.

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. John Terry

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan- the charismatic, cocky and world class center forward faces Chelsea’s legendary skipper Terry one on one on Tuesday. While Terry has a certain weakness due to his slowness, Zlatan himself isn’t a speedster making the battle more about the psychology, and less about the apparent weakness that John Terry carries with his lack of speed. Zlatan did not have a good game last time Chelsea visited Paris, but a superstar like him would not be underestimated by his former coach Jose Mourinho, who’d give special instructions to his captain to take care of the big man. Zlatan is tricky with the ball, has strength and a powerful shot from either foot, making life hell for any center back. On the other hand, John Terry, this season, has proved to everyone that he is still among the best center backs in dealing with anything that isn’t lightening fast.

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