• Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain factfile

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    Form
    Chelsea have undoubtedly been lifted under interim manager Guus Hiddink and have lost just once in 17 matches since the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December. That run has seen them progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals and reappear in the top half of the Premier League. However, their one defeat under the Dutchman came in the first leg in Paris and they have drawn five of their last six home Premier League matches, including Saturday’s 1-1 stalemate with Stoke City. As a result, they lie 10th in the table, 10 points away from fourth-placed Manchester City having played a game more. PSG’s own form has dipped a little with their focus on this tie — a 0-0 draw with Montpellier at the weekend came a week after their first domestic defeat of the season, 2-1 at Lyon. Despite that, since the first leg they have progressed to the semi-finals of the French Cup to remain on course for a second successive clean sweep of all the domestic trophies. In Ligue 1, they are 23 points clear of second-placed Monaco with nine games left and could wrap up a fourth consecutive title this weekend, as long as the principality side drop points and they win at bottom club Troyes. Otherwise, they could clinch the title when they host Monaco on March 20.

    Coaches
    Chelsea-Guus Hiddink (NED)—69 yrs
    Paris Saint-Germain – Laurent Blanc (FRA) — 50 yrs

    Leading scorers in all competitions
    Chelsea – Diego Costa (14 goals)
    Paris Saint-Germain – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30 goals)

    Group stage performances:
    Chelsea – Winners of Group G ahead of Dynamo Kiev
    Paris Saint-Germain – Second in     Group A behind Real Madrid

    European Cup/Champions League best performances:
    Chelsea – winners 2012
    Paris Saint-Germain – semifinals 1995

    Other honors
    Chelsea – 5 x English champions, 7 x FA Cup winners, 5 x English League Cup winners, 4 x FA Community     Shield winners, 1 x UEFA Europa League winners, 2 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Super Cup winners
    Paris Saint-Germain – 5 x French     champions, 9 x French Cup winners, 5 x French League Cup winners, 5 x     Champions’ Trophy winners, 1 x Cup     Winners’ Cup winners

    Previous meetings:
    PSG 0-3 Chelsea – 2004/05 Champions League group stage
    Chelsea 0-0 PSG – 2004/05 Champions League group stage
    PSG 3-1 Chelsea – 2013/14 Champions League quarter-final, first leg
    Chelsea 2-0 PSG – 2013/14 Champions League quarter-final, second leg
    PSG 1-1 Chelsea – 2014/15     Champions League last 16, first leg
    Chelsea 2-2 PSG after extra time – 2014/15 Champions League last 16, second leg

    AFP

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