Phil Thompson states his prediction for Chelsea v PSG

Phil Thompson expects Paris Saint-Germain to qualify for Champions League quarter-finals despite Chelsea's away goal

Phil Thompson has poured cold water on talk of Chelsea qualifying for the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Blues were dealt a blow in their attempts to win a second Champions League crown after a 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the French capital on Tuesday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave the hosts a first-half lead but Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel levelled for the visitors before half-time.

However, Edinson Cavani continued his excellent record against the Blues to score a winner for PSG in the 78th minute at Parc des Princes.

Former Liverpool captain Thompson believes PSG will score at Stamford Bridge and end Chelsea’s participation in this season’s Champions League.

Thompson told Sky Sports: “[Will Chelsea go through?] No, because I think PSG have got a goal, or maybe two, in them. I think it’s going to be a difficult one, I really do.”

Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage last season after PSG went through on away goals after extra-time in west London thanks to a 2-2 draw.

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