Conte: Chelsea don't fear PSG or Barcelona

Joshua Kimmich – clubs linked Manchester City

Conte: Chelsea don't fear PSG or Barcelona

But we are Chelsea and we have to be ready for everything.

'And of those ten, it's hard to suggest that even half would make the England starting XI. Lang, whose stock continues to rise, helped his side produce the perfect away performance thereafter. We should top the group but it's a good draw, Atletico are very strong.

Eden Hazard has claimed that Chelsea are not fazed by the prospect of facing Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 stage of the Champions League. Substitute Willian might have won it for Chelsea, who instead had to settle for a draw.

Shakhtar took full advantage of a weakened Manchester City to secure a qualification to the knockout stage that did not look particularly likely a few months ago.

The anomoly is a result of UEFA's stipulation that a team in the draw for the last 16 cannot face a team from the same country, or a team they have already faced in the group stage.

Big spending French outfit PSG finished top of Group B, despite suffering a 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich in their last group game. When Torres flicked on a corner, Niguez easily escaped Tiemoue Bakayoko's slack marking and had the simple task of heading home from close range. Perhaps Jupp Heynckes is leading Bayern into genuine contention once more.

Kylian Mbappe got one back for the Parisians who won the group and may go up against the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid in the last 16. For this reason I think it could be problematic to win (the Champions League).

Liverpool have been linked with three players in their prime in the latest transfer rumours, although face battles on their hands if they are to land their targets.

Chelsea are in a similar predicament, much to Antonio Conte's frustration. His sumptuous right-footed curler, right into the top corner, gave Shakhtar a lead they never relinquished.

Miserable bugger. On Wednesday night he was back on City duty as they lost 2-1 to Shaktar Donetsk having made seven changes... "It means our group was very tough".

The records keep on falling at Ronaldo's feet.

"It was a nice run", he admitted. The strength of this season's last 16 is best illustrated by the fact that Atletico Madrid (runners-up in both 2014 and 2016), Borussia Dortmund (finalists in 2013) and Napoli (one of the best footballing sides in Europe) have been consigned to the Europa League after finishing third in their respective groups.

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