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John Obi Mikel's 'call to arms' ahead of tonight's PSG match

Save the game, save the season!

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We are only a few hours from the highly anticipated Champions League Round of 16 second leg clash against Paris Saint-Germain, and it seems that every quote coming from Chelsea players has the intention of making sure everyone's spirit gets to an all-time high.

Here's midfielder John Obi Mikel's 'call to arms' to his fellow colleagues within the Chelsea squad...

"It will take our best performance of the season to turn this around. The whole team needs to perform if we are to go through. We have to do it together. We attack and defend together. We can't just look to individuals. They are a very good team but we will find a way to go through."

...and to the fans making their way to Stamford Bridge tonight.

"We need the supporters to make it as loud as possible. They have been amazing and fantastic to us this season. We have been up and down and they have stuck by us. Whether we have been doing badly or well, they have been there. Their support can help take us through tonight. This is also a chance for us to repay them by getting through to the quarter-finals."

-John Obi Mikel; Source: London Evening Standard

Since the first leg in February, Chelsea haven't lost a single match while PSG recorded their first loss in Ligue 1 against Olympique Lyon. If the Blues manage to bring their best form, there's no reason not to believe in this team going through the Champions League quarter-finals - and hopefully beyond that.


"The Champions League is a chance to save the season, everyone is aware of that. We know it's not going to be easy, it will be very hard. We've played PSG in the last two seasons and both times it's been decided on away goals."

"It's difficult because they have the best players in the French league. You can be prepared but when you get onto the pitch it's quality which decides the outcome. Obviously there is a tactical element, which the coach prepares, but when you play against these teams you never know what's going to happen."

"We haven't forgotten losing to them and we will try to win. It's not a nice feeling when you go out of the Champions League so we want to get through and try to save our season because in the Premier League we haven't been good enough."

-Nemanja Matic; Source: Chelsea FC

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