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Champions League draw: Chelsea vs FC Copenhagen

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Chelsea will be facing FC Copenhagen in the last 16 round of the Champions league. The draw for the knockout stages of the Champions league has just finished and looking at the whole draw, it can be easily said that Chelsea are the real winners of the draw after being paired with the Danes, who are entering into this round for the first time. It seems that Chelsea’s worst run of form and luck is finally over and Chelsea fans can look forward to rejoicing once again.

Chelsea had the possibility of drawing against Inter Milan, AC Milan and Carlo Ancelotti will be quite happy with the draw. He has said that it is a good draw, but the team has to be careful of FC Copenhagen since they put up a good show in the group stages. In fact, they were better than good as they finished just below Barcelona in their group. Also, given that this knockout stage will be happening played in February, Copenhagen will be very fresh going into the match as they will be just coming back from a two-month break. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be fighting on all fronts domestically and it is the only one thing that worries in an otherwise great draw.

Chelsea are without doubt the favourites and especially given the fact that the second leg is at Stamford Bridge only enhances the odds of the Londoners going through. UEFA has announced the dates for the match and the first leg of the tie will be on Tuesday 22 February, while the return leg will be at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 16 March.

The Champions league draw for the last 16 round in full is:

FC Copenhagen v Chelsea
Marseille v Manchester United
Arsenal v Barcelona
AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia v Schalke
Lyon v Real Madrid
Inter v Bayern Munich