Monday 11 December 2017

McGeady: Blues are going into cauldron

AIDEN McGEADY believes that home advantage can see his Spartak Moscow side overcome the might of Chelsea tonight and edge the Russian club closer to the next round of the Champions League.

The English champions revisit Moscow, scene of their Champions League final defeat to Manchester United in 2008, to take on McGeady's Spartak side and while Ireland man McGeady admits that he's a big fan of Chelsea, he feels that Spartak's good run of form will cause the Stamford Bridge side problems.

"Chelsea are a very strong side, they have a collection of some of the best footballers in the world," said McGeady.

"Ancelotti is able to name a team of 11 without a single weak spot.

"You just have to look at how strong they were in the English league last season, they were beating teams 5-0 and 6-0, and they have carried on doing that this season.

"They are without doubt the strongest team in England right now, and they are very dangerous in this competition as they have players with so much Champions League experience.

"This is a very hard game to predict and I know that we have a very hard game ahead of us.

"But we are at home and I think we will draw a lot from our support, and we will do all we can to give our fans a present of a win against Chelsea."

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