UCL last 16 draw: Chelsea set to lock horns with PSG again, Arsenal face holders Barcelona

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will face French champions Paris St Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League for the second consecutive year with the Blues seeking revenge after exiting to the Ligue 1 side at this stage last season.

A 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge saw the French side progress on the away goals rule when the sides met in the second round back in March but the French side will be favourites once again to pile the misery on the Blues.

Thiago Silva's goal helped PSG knock out Chelsea in the last 16 last season image: sirkenayo.com

Thiago Silva’s goal helped PSG knock out Chelsea in the last 16 last season
image: sirkenayo.com

Chelsea have been performing well below expectations in the Premier League with the English champions having collected just 15 point from 15 games and although they topped their group, PSG will be a tough opposition to overcome.

Elsewhere, Arsenal have also been handed a tough opposition in the form of holders Barcelona as the Gunners look like they will face elimination at the last 16 stage for the fifth straight season.

After finishing second in their group behind Bayern Munich, Arsenal knew they could face a European giant and they were not granted any luck after being drawn against the reigning Champions League holders.

Arsenal pulled off an incredible turnaround to reach the last 16 after losing their first two group games but it could not have much any harder for the Gunners with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez expected to see Barcelona cruise through.

Man City have been handed the kindest draw of the English sides with Manuel Pellegrini’s men set for a date with Dynamo Kiev with City expected to overcome the Ukrainians and reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Man City's win over Borussia Monchengladbach saw them clinch top spot in group D image: thegaurdian.com

Man City’s win over Borussia Monchengladbach saw them clinch top spot in group D
image: theguardian.com

Among the other fixtures drawn, the clash between Juventus and Bayern Munich stands out with last season’s runners-up Juventus set to be the underdogs against Pep Gaurdiola’s men.

2014 winners Real Madrid will make the trip to Roma before welcoming the Serie A side to the Spanish capital for the second leg in a tie which Rafa Benitez’s men should could through with ease.

Full Draw

KAA Gent v Wolfsburg
Roma v Real Madrid
PSG v Chelsea
Arsenal v Barcelona
Juventus v Bayern Munich
PSV Eindhoven v Atletico Madrid
Benfica v Zenit St Petersburg
Dyanamo Kiev v Man City

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