Shower thought from this morning:

In 5 out of the past 6 seasons, the team that knocked Chelsea out of the Champions’ League also won the competition:

2005 semi final: Liverpool beat Chelsea
2006 quarter(?) final: Barcelona beat Chelsea
2007 semi final: Liverpool beat Chelsea (but lost to Milan in the final)
2008 final: Man Utd beat Chelsea
2009 semi final: Barcelona beat Chelsea
2010 quarter final: Inter beat Chelsea

What this means, I don’t know. I guess, watch out for whoever beats them this time around (although I’d make them a realistic prospect for the title, behind Barcelona and Real Madrid – supposing Madrid can avoid getting knocked out in the second round again).

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