Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Chelsea are ‘super favourites’ to progress past Paris Saint-Germain and into the last four of the Champions League, given the superior experience the west London club have in the competition.
Chelsea and PSG meet at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night, with the two set to contest the first leg of their quarter-final in Europe’s premier club competition. Jose Mourinho, as he so often does, claims his side are not favourites. But Ibrahimovic rejects this assertion, given the comparative experience of the teams.
PSG are in the Champions League for only the second time in a decade, while Chelsea won the competition in 2012 and can reach the semi-final for the seventh time in 12 years if they are able to overcome Laurent Blanc’s side.
"I think Chelsea are the super favourites. We are beginners in everything we do while Chelsea have had a project for 10 years,” Ibrahimovic told reporters.
"Experience is an advantage for the one who has it. I think Chelsea has more experience in the Champions League. We're in the position Chelsea were eight or nine years ago."
For what it’s worth, the bookmakers have PSG as the favourites to at least secure victory on their home turf. The French champions are rated around evens to dispatch of Chelsea, while the visitors are 3/1 with some bookies.