Former Chelsea icons Joe Cole and Glenn Hoddle are on the opinion ‘We better face Real Madrid rather than Liverpool,’ after booking a place for the semi final.
Chelsea are through to the Uefa Champions League competitions Semi-Finals, and they wait for the confirmation of their semi-finals opponents.
Meanwhile, Liverpool battle it out against Los Blancos, looking to overturn the first leg 3-1 defeat that they suffered last week to Real Madrid in Spain.
And now the former Chelsea pair Joe Cole and Glenn Hoddle both admit that they would rather wish that their former club come up against Real Madrid than Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final stage.
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The Blues progressed to the final four of this season’s competition with an aggregate 2-1 victory over Portuguese Porto in Seville on Tuesday night.
Chelsea, who came into the second-leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg suffered a late 1-0 defeat from Mehdi Taremi’s sublime overhead kick, but this wasn’t enough to prevent them from booking their place in the final four.
Both Cole and Hoddle who spoke after Chelsea’s game over Porto agreed that Real Madrid would be the better opponent for the Blues in the semi-finals rather than Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Cole told BT Sport:
“You’d take Real Madrid in the semi-final over Liverpool, I think. Real Madrid have fallen a long way.”
I think 80-odd thousand at the Bernabeu, no thank you, but at that training ground, I fancy Chelsea. I think Chelsea can go all the way.
“Listen, Liverpool can still turn it around, let’s be fair – they haven’t got the 12th man they usually have at Anfield, but you never know.”
Chelsea next fixture will be againstManchester City in an FA Cup semifinal, with Guardiola’s team looking to see off Thomas Tuchel team in their bid for a season’s quadruple.
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