<img src="https://www.theinfostride.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Jose-Moeague. The sides have faced each other in the past two seasons and it's fair to say that familiarity breeds contempt.
Last year, at the same stage of the competition, PSG prevailed via the away goals ruling. A 1-1 draw in the French capital was followed by a dramatic second leg at Stamford Bridge where former Chelsea cult hero David Luiz cancelled out a Gary Cahill goal to net a late equaliser and send the tie into extra time. Eden Hazard restored the Blues' lead from the penalty spot, but Thiago Silva levelled the match at 2-2 sending PSG through.
In qualifying, Laurent Blanc's men avenged an equally dramatic "away goals" exit at the quarterfinal stage of the 2013-14 competition. On that occasion, having lost the first leg 3-1 in Paris, Chelsea looked like being knocked out right up to the 87th minute when substitute Demba Ba added to an early Andre Schurrle strike to give the Blues an unlikely 2-0 victory.
PSG may have had the last laugh at Stamford Bridge last season, but with Jose Mourinho comfortably steering Chelsea to the Premier League title, the Champions League exit was soon forgotten.
This season though, with Mourinho's side labouring in 16th place in the English top-flight and Champions League qualification looking like a distant dream — winning the competition may be Chelsea's only chance of competing with Europe's elite next term.
The way the Blues are playing at the moment, talk of gaining revenge against PSG or indeed winning the Champions League might seem a little ambitious, but Mourinho is no fool when it comes to this competition.
If the tie with PSG were being played inside the next couple of weeks, few people would give Chelsea a chance. A quick glance at Ligue 1 tells its own story: Blanc's side are 17 points clear at the summit. Morale at the Parc des Princes is certain to be high but at the Bridge it's a different story. However, despite the Blues' problems, Mourinho retains the backing of owner Roman Abramovich, the players and the fans.
Given the first leg of the tie is scheduled to be played in Paris on Feb. 16 with the return leg in London on March 9, Mourinho has plenty of time to turn Chelsea's domestic fortunes around and ensure his squad is in fine fettle and well-drilled for the test with PSG.
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