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The Premier League are down to three teams. Can defending Premier League champions Chelsea get us off to a good start tonight?

Look out Chelsea, Zlatan is here
Look out Chelsea, Zlatan is here
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The Champions league is back and we are into the round of 16.  Tonight's match ups see's Benfica host Zenit St Perterburg and Paris Saint Germain host Chelsea.

The Benfica contest will see a few potential summer Premiership bound players line up but the main game to watch will be the Chelsea tie.

Chelsea travel to Paris to face Ligue 1 runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain without 1st choice centre back pairing Kurt Zouma and club captain John Terry.  JT went off with a hamstring injury on Saturday evening and has been ruled out, whilst Zouma is out for the season.

Under their temporary manager Guus Hiddink's they are unbeaten.  In the opposite corner are PSG who themselves are unbeaten in 23 matches in all competitions.

Laurent Blanc's side were on a run of 16 straight wins before the weekend draw with Lille.  PSG made a number of changes for that match so are in fantastic form heading into the Chelsea game and are now unbeaten in 35 league games.

Chelsea and PSG are no strangers to recent meeting in this competition meeting at the same stage last season.  A 1st leg 1-1 draw in Paris, with goals from Branislav Ivanovic's and Edinson Cavani.   In the second leg at Stamford Bridge, PSG had Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off but showed their class holding onto a 2-2 draw and won on away goals in a match that went into extra time.   They met the previous season as well with Chelsea qualifying on away goals following PSG's 3-1 first-leg victory and Chelsea's 2-0 home win in leg 2.

PSG have lost only one of their last 37 home games in European competition (W24 D12), that was against the mighty Barcelona last season.  Further Blanc's team are the only side, alongside Juventus and Real Madrid, yet to concede a goal at home in the Champions League this season.

When to take into account the information it is a testing game for the reigning Premier League champions.  Staying in the tie in leg 1 will be an aim and obviously adding the often necessary away goal or two is key.

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