To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App
Chelsea were fortunate to have gotten a good draw in the Champions League having been placed in pot one ahead of Thursday’s Champions League draw.
At the end of the draw, the Blues escaped the traditional Champions League heavyweights and were drawn alongside last season’s semifinalist Ajax, as well as Valencia and Lille.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen expects Chelsea to go through to the knockout stage.
According to Owen, Chelsea are good at qualifying out of the group stage.
Owen said: “Chelsea are good at qualifying out of the group stage. Frank Lampard will be delighted to have the Champions League in his first big, big job.
“They’ve got some really good players. Of course, Hazard leaving is going to hurt them, especially at the latter stages at this level.
“But Tottenham showed last season you don’t have to be the absolute favourites, Ajax showed last season you don’t have to be the favourites to actually have a great competition.
“I think Frank Lampard will be really looking forward to pitting his wits against the big boys.”
However, Chelsea fans are even expecting Chelsea to go all the way to win the Champions League.
One Chelsea fan posted on Twitter said: “We are winning it this year!”
Another Blues fan was highly confident as he posted: “Give us the CL now, might as well”.
Another expectant fan simply tweeted: “Incoming Istanbul”.
“ITS COMING HOME BOYSSSSS” said another.