Edinson Cavani eyes Chelsea revenge with PSG
Edinson Cavani sets his sights on gaining "revenge" with Paris Saint-Germain against Chelsea in the Champions League
Edinson Cavani has set his sights on gaining “revenge” with Paris Saint-Germain when they face Chelsea in the Champions League.
The Blues travel to the French capital on Wednesday night in the first leg of their quarter-final clash before the return game at Stamford Bridge next week.
Cavani was part of the Napoli side that lost to Chelsea in the last 16 of the competition in 2012 after taking a 3-1 first-leg lead – and the Uruguay international is determined to make amends for that result with his new team.
“To me I will be using the game looking for revenge, because I faced Chelsea with Napoli,” FourFourTwo quotes Cavani as saying.
“We didn’t deserve to lose, although we didn’t play well in London to get through but we showed a lot in Naples, where we were better than them.
“It’s like revenge against one of the biggest teams in the world, with the best players and against a team who are playing in a really attractive league. It’s awesome [the Premier League].”
PSG v Chelsea: Pre-match facts
• Paris have won a club record nine straight games in all competitions, conceding just twice in the process. They won 1-0 at Nice on Friday, their seventh straight Ligue 1 success.
• Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored 41 goals in his last 36 appearances for club and country.
• Chelsea have conceded 24 goals in the Premier League this season, nine more than they let in during the whole of Jose Mourinho’s first campaign at Stamford Bridge in 2004-05.
• Branislav Ivanović, John Obi Mikel and Ramires are all a booking away from suspension.