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Chelsea could only get a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid last night, and ended up qualifying as second from the group.

However, former Liverpool midfielder and football pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that it does not matter if you finish top or second in the group, as long as you progress to the next round.

He also thinks all the group winners will be hoping not to face Chelsea and urged the Blues to not fear anyone.

“The year they [Chelsea] won it, they just about scraped through,” Redknapp told Sky Sports’ The Debate Show.

“They beat Napoli and ended up winning it.

“I don’t think it makes a great deal of difference.”

Talking about the prospect of facing Barcelona or PSG, Redknapp added: “Chelsea shouldn’t fear anyone at the moment.

“They’ve got players in form – Morata, Hazard and Cesc Fabregas at the moment.

“There’s a nice balance in their team.

“So I’d be looking at it the other way.

“If I’ve got a team that’s topped the group, I’d be thinking ‘Ah we could draw Chelsea’.”

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