UEFA Champions League:Chelsea do not fear Barca or PSG-Hazard

David Luiz was left out of Chelsea's squad by Antonio Conte for the clash at Stamford Bridge

David Luiz was left out of Chelsea's squad by Antonio Conte for the clash at Stamford Bridge

The draw will be live streamed on Eurosport 1 and right here on Eurosport.co.uk and through the mobile app.

Manchester United beat CSKA 2-1, finishing top of Group A and progressing alongside second-placed Basel. "When you play this competition, you must be ready to face the best teams", Conte said.

The Blues needed to win to be sure of the number one position in their group.

The stat is made more impressive when you consider that they only managed the one goal in their final group game - and even more so when the opponents are taken into account: this was a group that featured Bayern Munich.

Conte dropped Azpilicueta to the substitutes' bench for Chelsea's 1-0 home win over Swansea City last week, marking the first time since December 2015 that he had failed to make the Blues' starting XI.

The Black Eagles beat Red Bull Leipzig 2-1 in Germany to keep their unbeaten record in Group G intact.

Are there any other restrictions? Neymar alone has scored six goals in Europe already - the mere sight of the blond Brazilian would petrify most teams.

Manager Antonio Conte rotated his side for the victory over the Swans due to the Christmas fixture pile-up and he believes that key players like Hazard and Azpilicueta deserved a rest.

They will be joined in the knockout stages by Juventus, who won by the same score at Olympiacos with Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on the scoresheet.

Chelsea winger Willian has claimed that the club have to focus on the Premier League and domestic cups after their disappointment in the Champions League.

So why are Chelsea destined to play Barcelona?

Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Basel, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Porto or RB Leipzig.

Spurs: Bayern Munich, Basel, Juventus, Sevilla, Porto or Shaktar Donetsk.

Group winners: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Roma, Besiktas.

"You expect to see the very, very big teams later on".

These restrictions are removed ahead of the quarter-finals. We now have a good idea of who'll dazzle us in the knockout rounds, as well as knowing who's going out altogether and who's going to feature in the Europa League.

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