Huge test for Hiddink as PSG come calling

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Guus Hiddink faces his toughest test in his second spell in charge of Chelsea as he prepares his side to take on Paris St Germain in the Champions League round of 16 tonight.

Chelsea go into the game on the back foot after losing the first leg of the tie 2-1 in the Parc des Princes three weeks ago.

Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani gave the home side the win but John Obi Mikel’s away goal gives Hiddink’s side a chink of light.

Chelsea are yet to lose a league game under Hiddink who took over following the resignation of Jose Mourinho in December of last year.

Hiddink’s side received a huge boost ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge as strikers Diego Costa and Pedro both returned to training with the squad on Tuesday morning.

PSG are stumbling at the minute with only 1 win in their last four games. Before their recent collapse, the French side were unbeaten in 27 games in the league.

The night’s other game sees Russian side Zenit St Petersburg take on Benfica with the Portuguese side taking a 1-0 lead in their second leg clash.

A 91st minute winner from Oliveira Jonas gives Benfica an advantage going into the game at the Piter Arena later on this evening.

Zenit boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that his side are confident of making history by becoming the first Zenit side to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Aidan Delaney

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