UEFA CL: Owen Hargreaves: " I feel sorry for Chelsea" - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/12/2017

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has reacted to Chelsea draw after the Premier League Champions was drawn against Barcelona in the round of 16 on Monday.

Hargreaves said he said that he "feels sorry" for Chelsea fans, other Premier League teams were also drawn in the knockout stage as Liverpool got Porto, Manchester United got Sevilla, Manchester City was drawn against Basel and Tottenham will travel to Italy to face Juventus.

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Hargreaves was of the opinion that Chelsea draw was worse off of all the teams from England

"I feel sorry for Chelsea fans obviously [because of] Barcelona, that's the difficult one," the former footballer told BT Sport.

"For Chelsea, it's really tough, but Conte is the one manager that, with the defensive tactics that he has, could find a way to get a result against Barcelona.

"For Tottenham obviously it's difficult. But I think if you're Manchester United you're very happy, [and] Liverpool. Manchester City will be the happiest of everyone. Basel, that's a brilliant draw for them."

The knockout stage first legs will commence on Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday 14, with the remaining teams to play their first ties the following week.