OWEN: HAZARD IS RIGHT ABOUT THIS

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Chelsea could only qualify from the Champions League group C as runners up after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

The Blues could face Europe heavyweights in Barcelona and PSG in the next round, but Eden Hazard admitted that he isn’t scared of playing against them, while also revealing that they would also want to avoid Chelsea.

BT Sport pundit Michael Owen thinks Hazard is right in his assessment.

“Eden Hazard’s right to say ‘we’re Chelsea, people will be worried about us’ and they will,” Owen said on BT Sport.

“Nobody will want to draw Chelsea, especially in this next round.

“Okay, you expect to draw the big boys in the quarters and semis, but in this round you’re hoping for a bit of a soft touch in many ways.

“Everybody will be looking at a team like Besiktas and thinking ‘let’s hope we get them’.

“With all due respect, good team, but at this stage, when you can draw Barca or PSG or Besiktas, we all know who Chelsea will be hoping for.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.