After today’s showdown at Parc de Princes, Chelsea and PSG will have three weeks before reconvening in London. The time will be most helpful to Chelsea, who are dealing with an injury to John Terry and getting Alexandre Pato settled with the club.
The break does little for PSG, who have steamrolled through the season and have their sights focused on the Champions League. Manager Laurent Blanc rested some of his key players in advance of the first league, and a 24-point lead in Ligue gives him the freedom to do the same in March. Maybe by then the team will have figured out what to do with Serge Aurier, who was suspended indefinitely earlier this week after discovering Periscope.
Chelsea don’t have any particularly tough league fixtures ahead, but then again, the league is no longer their focus. Their only glory this season will come from a Cup win, and the Blues take on Manchester City in FA Cup fifth round action on February 21st.
Here’s everything you need to know about the second leg of this matchup:
Chelsea vs. PSG Return Leg
Date: Wednesday, March 9
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Stamford Bridge
TV: Fox Sports 1 in the US, BT Sport Europe in the UK
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go