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Di Matteo hails Chelsea's quality

Chelsea training in Barcelona. Photo: PA

Roberto Di Matteo has declared Chelsea are good enough to win the Champions League as he stood on the brink of leading them to one of the greatest victories in their history.

Barely seven weeks since taking charge and less than seven days after masterminding an astonishing semi-final first-leg win over Barcelona, caretaker Blues boss Di Matteo arrived at the Nou Camp last night determined to complete the job. Chelsea won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge which means a draw tonight would put them through to their second Champions League Final.

Chelsea have been written off this season and even before that, something that prompted Di Matteo to hit out at their critics after Saturday's game at Arsenal.He is adamant the Blues have what it takes to end their agonising nine-year wait for Champions League glory since Roman Abramovich bought the club. But he expects Barcelona to create chances tonight and thinks his team will have to score at the Nou Camp if they are to make it through.

However, bookmakers are not confident about Chelsea's chances, most expect the Spanish side to reach the final. Whoever goes through will meet either Real Madrid and Bayern Munich - they meet in the second leg of the other semi on Wednesday.

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