Rio Ferdinand believes Chelsea FC are not “anywhere near” the favorites to win the Champions League this season, despite reaching the quarter-finals.Information Guide Nigeria
The south west London club defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to advance to the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition.
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The result was a welcome boost for under-fire manager Graham Potter, whose team has struggled to find consistent form all season and is currently tenth in the Premier League table.
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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Tuesday night’s result was a positive step for the south west London club, but he believes the Blues must now demonstrate their ability to turn their form around in the coming days before considering their ability to compete for the Champions League trophy.NYSC Portal
Asked about Chelsea FC’s Champions League hopes, Ferdinand replied: “I wouldn’t put them anywhere near being favourites – no disrespect – just because of the form and where other teams are in comparison, but the difference this result can make for the confidence right now is great.
“We’ll see, you’ve got to take it game-by-game. You can’t look any further than this weekend, look to this weekend and get that game out of the way, chalk another one off – another clean sheet maybe, another three points. Then they can keep building that confidence.”JAMB Result
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