|Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Malouda; Torres, Anelka.||
|Copenhagen: Wiland; Kvist, Zanka Jorgensen, Antonnson, Wendt; Bolanos, Claudemir, Kristensen, Vingaard; Santin, N’Doye.|
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chelsea are aiming to reach the last eight for the fourth time in five years, having seen their record tarnished after crashing out to eventual champions Inter last term.
- The Blues have lost just one of their last 25 Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge.
- Nicholas Anelka has scored 10 in his last 11 Champions League starts.
- With 66 shots wide, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have hit more efforts either side of the post that any other team in the competition.
- Branislav Ivanovic is Chelsea’s only ever-present Champions League performer this term, having started every game in this year's tournament.
- With only seven to their name, Copenhagen have the joint lowest goal tally (alongside Manchester United) for teams that are still remaining in the tournament.
- The visitors also have the lowest average possession percentage of the competition’s remaining teams, averaging at 46 per cent.
- No Scandinavian side has ever won a Champions League knockout-stage match.
- Senegalese striker Dame N'Doye has committed 22 fouls, more than any other player still in the competition ahead of the second legs.
- Stale Solbakken’s side have secured 54 points in 21 league games so far this season, the highest ever total in the Danish Superliga at this stage of the campaign.
February 22, 2011: FC Copenhagen 0-2 Chelsea
A Nicolas Anelka brace put the visitors in the driving seat with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Danish champions.
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Top 3 Predictions
Chelsea FC 3-0 FC Copenhagen
- 30.86 %
Chelsea FC 2-0 FC Copenhagen
- 15.51 %
Chelsea FC 3-1 FC Copenhagen
- 11.89 %
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Mar 16, 2011||Chelsea FC 0 - FC Copenhagen 0|
|UEFA Champions League (UCL)||Feb 22, 2011||FC Copenhagen 0 - Chelsea FC 2|
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|12||John Obi Mikel||Midfielder|
|-||Matthias Zanka Jorgensen||Defender|
|8||William Kvist Jorgensen||Defender|
With the £50 million signing of Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba revered at Stamford Bridge like few others in the club’s history, it looked almost certain that Nicolas Anelka’s career in west London had come to an end. However, with seven Champions League goals coming from only nine shots, the Frenchman has proved his worth time and again for Carlo Ancelotti and will look to exploit any chances that may come his way. You would suspect that he will get at least one.
Senegalese striker Dame N’Doye is leading the Danish Superliga scoring charts and can certainly make a nuisance of himself, having committed more fouls at the beginning of the first knockout round. Coupling pace with a well disguised physical presence, N’Doye, arguably more than any of his team-mates, is the man to unlock the Chelsea defence and turn the tie on its head.
Much was made of Copenhagen’s potential ability to shock the Premier League champions when the draw was made but they offered very little in this tie’s first leg to justify their plaudits.
Having lost two out of three in the league following their return from an extensive winter break, the Danish champions have yet to warm up and must do their best to simply avoid being blown away by a resurgent Chelsea.
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