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Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea FC meet in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds a year after their quarter-final ended in an away-goals win for the Londoners.

Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea FC go head to head for a second successive season in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds with the London club hoping for an improved performance in the French capital.

• Eleven months ago, Paris were 3-1 winners at the Parc des Princes thanks to goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore either side of an own goal from David Luiz, now with the French team.

• Chelsea's sole first-leg response was an Eden Hazard penalty, but that proved crucial as a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of substitutes André Schürrle and Demba Ba, took José Mourinho's side through on away goals.

Previous meetings
• The full lineups at the Parc des Princes on 2 April 2014 were:
Paris: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Verratti (Cabaye 76), Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Cavani, Ibrahimović (Lucas 69), Lavezzi (Pastore 85).
Chelsea: Čech, Ivanović, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Willian, Ramires, Oscar (Lampard 72), Hazard, Schürrle (Torres 59).

• Chelsea were 3-0 victors in Paris in the 2004/05 group stage through a John Terry header and two strikes from Didier Drogba. It was Mourinho's first UEFA Champions League game in charge of the Blues, the season after he lifted the trophy with FC Porto.

• The teams at the Parc des Princes on 14 September 2004 were:
Paris: Letizi, Mendy, Cana, Hélder, Armand, M’Bami, Pierre-Fanfan, Rothen (Ateba 84), Coridon (Ljuboja 66), Pauleta, Ogbeche (Pancrate 72).
Chelsea: Čech, Ferreira, Gallas, Terry, Bridge, Makelele, Lampard, Tiago, J Cole (Geremi 70), Gudjohnsen (Kežman 11), Drogba (Duff 81).

• The return match at Stamford Bridge ended goalless.

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• Paris are aiming for a third successive appearance in the quarter-finals. A year ago at this stage a 4-0 win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen set up a 6-1 aggregate success.

• Their 3-1 victory over AFC Ajax on matchday five made it 32 games unbeaten at home in UEFA competition (22 wins, ten draws) – Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC were the last European opponent to defeat Paris in the French capital, in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage. Paris also overcame FC Barcelona (3-2) and APOEL FC (1-0) at home as they came second in Group F.

• The Parisian club have played nine matches against English sides with the record W2 D3 L4. At home it is W2 D1 L1.

• That 2004 win is Chelsea's only triumph on French soil in six visits. In the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage they lost 1-0 at Olympique de Marseille and also went down 3-1 at AS Monaco FC in the 2003/04 semi-final first leg, succumbing 5-3 on aggregate.

• Chelsea thrashed an FC Girondins de Bordeaux team coached by Laurent Blanc 4-0 in London in the 2008/09 group stage before a 1-1 draw in France.

• The Blues are looking to reach a fourth quarter-final in five years, and a seventh in the last nine campaigns.

• In last year's round of 16 a 1-1 first-leg draw at Galatasaray AŞ laid the platform for a 3-1 aggregate victory, Chelsea eventually going out to Club Atlético de Madrid in the semi-finals.

• The Londoners won their group for the ninth time in their last 12 campaigns, finishing as runners-up twice more in that period. Away from home this term they won at Sporting Clube de Portugal (1-0) and at FC Schalke 04 (5-0) either side of a 1-1 draw at NK Maribor.

Coach and player links
• Luiz joined Paris from Chelsea last summer having signed for the Blues from SL Benfica in January 2011. He made 81 outings for the Stamford Bridge side, scoring six times.

• Luiz played the full 120 minutes in the 2012 final against FC Bayern München, converting his spot kick in the penalty shoot-out. He also played in the UEFA Europa League triumph the following season over Benfica at the Amsterdam ArenA.

• Alex also left Chelsea for Paris, in his case in January 2012. Others to represent both clubs include Claude Makelele, Nicolas Anelka and Mateja Kežman.

• Blanc was at Barcelona in 1996/97 when Mourinho was working alongside coach Bobby Robson. He ended his playing days at Manchester United FC between 2001 and 2003, figuring in both league meetings against Chelsea in his first season – 3-0 victories for the away teams – and a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in his second.

• In 2010/11 Hazard helped LOSC Lille to a 1-0 French Cup final triumph over Paris and a week later featured in a 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes which gave LOSC the French double for the first time since 1946. He lost just one of nine Ligue 1 games against Paris, scoring in a 2-1 home success in April 2012.

• At LOSC, Hazard was a team-mate of Yohan Cabaye and Lucas Digne.

• Drogba scored in Marseille's 2-1 Coupe de France home defeat by Paris on 24 January 2004.

• Loïc Rémy played for OM between 2010 and 2012, scoring in a 3-0 home league win against Paris in November 2011. One of the goals was set up by César Azpilicueta, also a Marseille player during that two-year period.

• Mourinho signed Thiago Motta for FC Internazionale Milano in July 2009 while Zlatan Ibrahimović worked under the Portuguese coach in 2008/09, netting 25 goals to finish as Serie A's top scorer as Inter lifted the title.

• Thiago Silva, Luiz, Lucas and Marquinhos are Brazil team-mates of Filipe Luís, Oscar and Ramires.

• Oscar scored in Brazil's 3-0 friendly success over a France side containing Blaise Matuidi and Cabaye on 9 June 2013 in Porto Alegre.

Match facts

• Paris suffered their first defeat of the campaign on matchday six and have lost twice since, both times away from home in Ligue 1 – 1-0 to EA Guingamp (14 December) and then 4-2 against SC Bastia (10 January), a game in which they had led 2-0.

• Paris also led 2-0 on Saturday at home to SM Caen after 88 minutes before conceding twice in a 2-2 draw. The hosts were down to nine men following injuries to Serge Aurier (thigh) and Lucas (hamstring) with all three substitutions already made. Yohan Cabaye (groin), Marquinhos (hamstring) and Blaise Matuidi (knee) also went off.

• The capital side are unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions, winning seven of them.

• For the first time in four seasons Paris were not French winter champions. Halfway through the Ligue 1 campaign, Blanc's team were third with 38 points, three behind leaders Olympique de Marseille. After 19 games of the 2013/14, 2012/13 and 2011/12 seasons, Paris had 44, 38 and 40 points respectively.

• Paris are still third, level with Marseille but now behind Olympique Lyonnais.

• Maxwell scored the only goal as Blanc's men booked their place in the French League Cup final by winning at LOSC on 3 February. The holders will play Bastia at the Stade de France on 11 April.

• Paris are also into the last eight of the French Cup, Edinson Cavani and Cabaye scoring in a 2-0 victory at home to FC Nantes on 11 February. AS Monaco FC will visit the Parc des Princes in the quarter-finals on 4 March.

• Cabaye struck as Paris beat FC Internazionale Milano 1-0 in a friendly in Marrakesh on 30 December.

• Pastore has not played since 30 January because of a calf injury.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: None
• Out: Clément Chantôme (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)

• Filipe Luís picked up two yellow cards in the group stage and is a booking away from a ban.

• Chelsea went into matchday six three points clear of Manchester City FC at the top of the Premier League. Two months on and the Blues have a seven-point cushion after winning seven of their subsequent ten top-flight games.

• Manchester City briefly drew level after Chelsea's 5-3 derby loss to Tottenham Hotspur FC on 1 January, only the second time a Mourinho-managed side has conceded five goals.

• Mourinho's team will play Tottenham in the League Cup final at Wembley on 1 March. Chelsea ousted Liverpool FC 2-1 on aggregate in the last four, Branislav Ivanović scoring the decisive goal in extra time.

• Chelsea's FA Cup campaign was ended in the fourth round by third-tier Bradford City AFC, who recovered from two goals down to record a shock 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge on 24 January.

• Juan Cuadrado made his Chelsea debut as a late substitute in the 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa FC on 7 February, his first start following four days later against Everton FC.

• Diego Costa, the Premier League's 17-goal top scorer, has not played since 27 January because of a domestic ban.

• Cesc Fàbregas, out since 27 January with a hamstring injury, returned as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat of Everton on 11 February. John Obi Mikel missed that match with a minor knee problem.

• Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract on 12 February, tying him to the club until summer 2021. 

UEFA Champions League squad changes
• In: Juan Cuadrado (ACF Fiorentina), Isaiah Brown
• Out: André Schürrle (VfL Wolfsburg), Mohamed Salah (ACF Fiorentina, loan), Lewis Baker (Sheffield Wednesday FC, loan)