Chelsea are being backed as severe contenders for Champions League glory this season after beating Atletico Madrid.
The Blues gained the higher hand within the first leg of their last-16 conflict, with Oliver Giroud scoring a spectacular bicycle kick to seal a 1-Zero win for the Blues.
Chelsea have had a tough home marketing campaign, with Frank Lampard axed as supervisor in January and changed by Thomas Tuchel.
However they’re now eight matches unbeaten below Tuchel and searching a way more formidable outfit.
Former Chelsea ace and talkSPORT host Jason Cundy now sees no purpose why the membership can’t repeat their 2012 Champions League success.
Identical to this time period, in 2011/2012 they’d modified managers and endured a tricky Premier League marketing campaign – ultimately ending sixth – however went on to seal Euro glory.
“We are able to win it,” Cundy – nonetheless an ardent Blues fan – declared on the Sports activities Bar.
“The yr we received it wasn’t one of the best Chelsea facet I’ve seen.
“We had a greater Chelsea facet after we misplaced in ’08, we obtained out the next season in ’09 – that was a greater Chelsea facet.”
Giroud’s sixth purpose within the Champions League this season was his greatest but to win it for Chelsea.
On the tremendous strike, Cundy added: “What a superb end from him. He is an excellent striker as proven over time.
“He’s not prolific as a striker however he has scored some huge targets for Chelsea and that’s proper up there. Brilliantly taken and he’s up towards among the best goalkeepers on this planet there.
“There’s little or no of the purpose he can intention at. It was a superb strike and a superb efficiency. I assumed we deserved it and performed rather well.”
Atletico Madrid didn’t have a single shot on the right track in the entire sport and it was an underwhelming efficiency by the present LaLiga leaders.
‘Spanish Burnley’ was trending on Twitter in response to their efficiency and Cundy was not impressed with what he noticed.
He mentioned: “We spoke final night time about what to anticipate from them. They’re prime of LaLiga, what’s LaLiga proper now?
“I noticed your mob (Man United) tear aside Actual Sociedad, I noticed PSG do one thing just like Barca and we beat Sevilla 4-Zero earlier this season.
“I don’t wish to take away from our victory, as a result of it’s a superb victory, but when that’s one of the best Spain can supply then my god, they’ve gone backwards in a severe means.”