Chelsea will crash out of Champions League, say Goal Singapore readers

The Blues went down to a 3-1 loss against Paris Saint-Germain and face a tall order to overturn the deficit in the second leg of their quarter-final at Stamford Bridge
Have Chelsea left themselves with too much to do? That is the question after they went down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday morning in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Eden Hazard drew the Blues level after Ezequiel Lavezzi gave the hosts the lead, but an own goal from David Luiz handed PSG back the initiative before Javier Pastore came off the bench to net a superb solo effort.

The margin of the loss at the Parc des Princes was unexpected by many and despite PSG boss Laurent Blanc choosing to be cautious of his side's chances of making the semi-finals, the French champions are the clear favourites to advance now.

The majority of Goal Singapore readers also believe that Chelsea will not be able to overturn the deficit, with 62.4% indicating that the Blues will find it too much of a mountain and crash out of the Champions League.

The remaining 37.6%, however, are more optimistic, suggesting that the away goal, coupled with home advantage and support at Stamford Bridge, will see them through.

Jose Mourinho's men can at least be boosted by the fact that Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be ruled out of the return leg, although the likes of Lucas Moura and Pastore mean that Blanc has able replacements at his disposal.

The second leg will take place on April 9, with Chelsea facing Stoke City in a Premier League clash three days before that.