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Chelsea chief Barnard: PSG the team Mourinho wanted

Chelsea's club secretary David Barnard says Jose Mourinho was delighted with their Champions League draw against PSG.

The match-up sees a repeat of last year's quarter-final, when an 87th minute Demba Ba goal allowed Chelsea to scrape through on away goals.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Barnard said: "Obviously PSG are known to us because we played them in the quarter-finals last year and they've got the added ingredient of David Luiz playing for them.

"Obviously David is fondly remembered by our supporters for the Champions League final.

"I know that Jose said before the draw that he would like to see PSG for our supporters because of the travel arrangements and the logistics, and he was right.

"I think both teams now have totally different teams to last year and it's a one-off situation, like we know in knockout.

"I think we've got an advantage by being away first, at least we know what we will have to do for the second leg.

"So from our point of view, whether it was PSG or whoever it was, it would still be the same situation."


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