Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly believes that Stamford Bridge is too small to make a difference in the Champions League quarter-final second leg with Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea will look to replicate 2012 when they overcame a 3-1 first leg defeat to Napoli in the Champions League when they host PSG at Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their quarter-final tie tonight.
While PSG are favourites to finish off the job, even without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Chelsea know that if they were to win 2-0 then they would go through on the away goals rule. Blues boss Jose Mourinho was in a bullish mood in the pre-match press conference, however, former Chelsea defender Desailly does not believe that a European night at Stamford Bridge compares to the San Siro, Old Trafford or Anfield, adding that the stadium “won’t have a big influence”. Desailly is quoted as saying in Le Parisien on Stamford Bridge: “It’s a small stadium. Atmosphere is nothing like San Siro, Old Trafford or Anfield. It won’t have a big influence. ”The Frenchman made 222 league appearances at Chelsea in six years between 1998 and 2004 after joining from AC Milan. Watch the second leg of UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Borussia Dortmund face Real Madrid.