Why unfancied Chelsea are capable of Champions League glory


They’re far from perfect but Chelsea are capable of something special in Europe. (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid are the only side remaining in the Champions League that are yet to lose in the competition this season and any of the remaining clubs would provide a stern test for Chelsea, but Jose Mourinho probably got the outcome he wanted when drawn against Diego Simeone’s La Liga leaders.

To have the second leg at Stamford Bridge is a major boost for Mourinho’s side – especially as they have only conceded one goal in 2014 so far and that was when they took the foot off the gas when 3-0 up against Manchester United in January. If they can keep within touching distance of Atletico in the first leg, then they’ll be confident of finishing the job at home.

That’s not to suggest Atletico are pushovers as they recently frustrated Barcelona in a…

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