Liverpool and Manchester City will cruise through to the Champions League semi-finals according to three pundits, but Chelsea could struggle against Real Madrid.The Blues face a repeat of last season’s triumphant semi-final against Real over two legs in this season’s quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Liverpool play Benfica and City face two rounds against Atletico Madrid following Friday’s draw.
Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real in Spain last season before winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
And speaking to BT Sport after the draw, ex-Blues midfielder Joe Cole insisted “not much has changed” between the sides.
“I think Chelsea will be quite happy with that,” Cole said. “We did the semi-final last season and not much has changed from both sides. Chelsea were very comfortable.
“All the English clubs will have been happy to avoid each other. It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse. This game [last season’s semi-final], it looked like an aging tea …