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Hiddink hoping he has full squad to choose from for return PSG bout

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink is hopeful that he will have a full squad to choose from for the second leg of the Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Blues were without the likes of John Terry (injury), Kurt Zouma (injury), Nemanja Matic (suspension) and Alexandre Pato (match fitness) for the 2-1 defeat in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie on Tuesday but all bar Zouma could be in contention when they host the French giants at Stamford Bridge on March 9.

Hiddink praised PSG's defence, while highlighting their efficiency in attack, but indicated that Chelsea have the ability to make life difficult for Laurent Blanc's side if he has a full roster to choose from.

The Dutch manager said: "They know how to defend. We also have the quality to outplay their midfield one on one which we did several times with Willian. Their defence has to make choices as well.

"They have a nose for creating danger where you are weak. You must be very alert because if you lack concentration for three or four seconds they will take advantage as they did for their second goal.

"There are some weeks to prepare for it and I hope everyone is on board for the second leg."

Vyom Chaudhary
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