Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Leboeuf picks favorites, predicts team to progress to Champions League semi-finals

Former French defender, Frank Leboeuf, has picked the favourite team to qualify for this season’s Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Chelsea and Real Madrid will battle in the Champions League quarter-final next month.

Both teams were drawn in the Champions League last-eight a few days ago.

And Leboeuf believes Chelsea will progress to the last-four ahead of Real Madrid.

“I think Chelsea is better than Real Madrid, some fans weren’t very happy about that. They think I’m a PSG fan, they forgot that I was a Marseille captain, I think that Paris lost and Real Madrid didn’t win, that’s what I felt,” Leboeuf told ESPN.

“I’m surprised by Barcelona but I’m not surprised by the game I have seen from Real Madrid.”

“I don’t think it can change from last season where Chelsea are the favourites, even if they play behind closed doors that tie.

“I think Chelsea players will be quite happy. I know Tuchel is going to be happy also for the tie. It’s going to be a difficult task, but if we compare the quality of the two teams there is no doubt Chelsea are the favourites.” Leboeuf added

Champions League: Owen Hargreaves names three strongest teams this season

Former Manchester City midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has named the three strongest teams in the Champions League this season.

Hargreaves, who won two Champions Leagues, said Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea are the three strongest teams in the competition this season.

Speaking to BT Sport, He said, “Man. City, Liverpool, Chelsea – they are the strongest teams in the competition.

“City are playing at an unbelievable level, and so have Liverpool. But City just looks like an unstoppable machine.

“They can play different styles, it makes it really difficult to play against them.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea are the reigning Champions League holders.

The Blues defeated Man City 1-0 in the final last season to win the title.

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