Chelsea call on home strength for Paris visit
Chelsea FC have conceded in only one of their five home matches against French teams but José Mourinho's side will be wary of Paris Saint-Germain, who have scored 14 goals in four away games in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League and who visit London with a healthy 3-1 quarter-final first-leg advantage.
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• Paris will be without their injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, who has ten goals in the campaign and worked under Mourinho at FC Internazionale Milano in 2008/09, as they seek their second semi-final appearance.
• The teams' sole previous meeting at Stamford Bridge, in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions group stage, ended goalless. Chelsea had already qualified and went on to top the group while Paris came bottom.
• The full lineups at Stamford Bridge on 24 November 2004 were:
Chelsea: Cudicini, Johnson, Gallas, Carvalho, Bridge, Parker, Lampard (Drogba 62), Smertin, J Cole, Kežman (Gudjohnsen 62), Robben (Duff 46).
Paris: Letizi, Pichot, Mendy, Yepes, Cana, Armand, M'Bami, Cissé (Bošković 83), Pierre-Fanfan, Reinaldo (Coridon 77) Pauleta (Pancrate 90).
• The match in Paris was Mourinho's first European fixture in charge of Chelsea, the season after he lifted the trophy for the first time with FC Porto. His side won 3-0 through a John Terry header and two strikes from Didier Drogba.
• The teams also drew 1-1 in a friendly on 23 July 2012 at Yankee Stadium in New York, Nenê and Lucas Piazon scoring the goals. The starting lineups were:
Chelsea: Čech, Ferreira, Luiz, Cahill, Hutchinson, De Bruyne, Lampard, Mikel, Hazard, Lukaku, Kakuta.
Paris: Douchez, Sakho, Alex, Armand, Jallet, Nenê, Bodmer, Chantôme, Pastore, Lavezzi, Gameiro.
• Chelsea have received visitors from France on five occasions and kept four clean sheets. In the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg they drew 2-2 with AS Monaco FC, bowing out 5-3 on aggregate.
• The Londoners beat an FC Girondins de Bordeaux outfit coached by Laurent Blanc 4-0 at home in the 2008/09 group stage – Frank Lampard with the opener – before a 1-1 draw in France. They also overcame Olympique de Marseille 1-0 in both the 2010/11 group stage and the 1999/2000 second group stage.
• Paris have played eight games against English teams with the record W2 D3 L3. First leg aside, their only other victory came in the first leg of the 1996/97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup semi-final, a 3-0 home triumph over Liverpool FC setting up a 3-2 aggregate win. In the final they lost 1-0 to FC Barcelona. On their last cross-Channel trip they drew 0-0 at Manchester City FC in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage.