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Chelsea in the Knockout Rounds? What a novel idea...

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The Champions League draw was held this morning, and in a shocking turn, Liverpool are matched up with Chelsea. It almost seems like they've played Chelsea in the knockout round 3 of the last 4 years. Weird.

The other match-ups were:

Porto-Manchester United
Villareal-Arsenal
Bayern-Barcelona

You could argue that United and Arsenal got the "easiest" draw, but at this point I really believe any team is capable of progressing. Plus, Liverpool have a well-documented history with Chelsea in the Champions League:

I couldn't bring myself to post what happened at Anfield in the first leg last year. I found it on YouTube, you can search for it if you want, but I don't want to damage my optimism.

I'm fine with the draw, Chelsea are playing well under Hiddink, but Liverpool are flying high right now and are rightfully viewed as one of, if not the, most dangerous teams in the quarterfinals.