Chelsea needs helping hand in Champions League

Updated: 04 December 2012 16:41 IST

A season after spirit and good fortune swept Chelsea to an unlikely Champions League title, the defending champions will be relying on those same qualities to avoid an unprecedented elimination on Wednesday.

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A season after spirit and good fortune swept Chelsea to an unlikely Champions League title, the defending champions will be relying on those same qualities to avoid an unprecedented elimination on Wednesday.

Chelsea must win at home against FC Nordsjaelland and hope Juventus loses at already-qualified Shakhtar Donetsk if the English team is to avoid becoming the first defending champion to exit at the group stage.

The odds are stacked in Juve's favor, especially considering Chelsea's woeful form under Rafa Benitez since he came in as interim manager to replace the popular Roberto Di Matteo two weeks ago.

Juventus will finish top of the Group E with a win in Ukraine.

Topics : Football Chelsea
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