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The striker claims he and his team-mates have no reason to be afraid of Jose Mourinho's side in the Champions League as they prepare to welcome them to the French capital

Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi insists he and his team-mates are "superior" to their Champions League quarter-final opponents Chelsea.

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The French side are currently 13 points ahead of second-placed Monaco in Ligue 1, while Chelsea sit in second in the Premier League after suffering a surprise defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

And Lavezzi claims the Parc des Princes club have no reason to be scared of the Londoners as they prepare to welcome them to France for the first leg of their tie on Wednesday.

“Chelsea are a big team but it did not matter who we drew: we don't fear anybody," he is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

“We have to respect Chelsea of course because they have a successful coach and very good players but now, if you ask me who are the superior team, then I have to say PSG.

“We have built one of the strongest teams in the world and we feel that now this is our time. PSG has now arrived at a level where anything is possible.

“We are at a level where we attract the best players in the world, where we can beat any team in the world, and of course where we can win the Champions League.”

Midfielder Blaise Matuidi is also confident heading into the clash and claims Laurent Blanc's side are “focused completely” on victory.

“This is a match everyone is waiting for,” he said. “It's the Champions League, and so a huge match everyone is focused completely on winning.

“We host them in the first leg, so we have to impose ourselves on the tie ahead of the return. A win without conceding would be ideal.”

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