Exclusive: Chelsea fans want Italian UCL test


Chelsea supporters are hoping to be drawn with Serie 'A' giants AC Milan in the last 16 of the Champions League, according to a survey conducted by GiveMeFootball.

After finishing top of their group, The Blues have the pick of the sides who finished second in the group phase of the competition, thereby avoiding fellow group winners Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

However, supporters would prefer to see the club tested to the full in the round of 16, and are hoping for a tie with Milan.

The Rossoneri finished second behind Barca in the group stage, earning a draw with the Catalans at the Nou Camp on matchday one.

A full 46% of supporters polled were keen to see the club pitted with Milan for the first ever meeting between the two, while 27% want to see the club paired with Manchester United's conquerers FC Basel.

The Swiss side sent United crashing out at the group stage last week, and Chelsea fans would apparently like nothing more than to show their league rivals how its done over two legs in Europe.

Next in the vote come French duo Marseille, who left it late to book their last-16 spot as they beat Borussia Dortmund, and Lyon, whose second-half blitz against Dinamo Zagreb saw them secure their passage.

Manchester City's nemesis Napoli are another side Blues fans want to avoid while a trip to CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg, both of whom stumbled through their groups on matchday six, are the least favourable potential destinations in the knock-out phase.

Andre Villas-Boas' side will learn their fate during Friday's draw for the first knock-out stage.

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