That crazy 3-3 draw against Roma at Stamford Bridge is not looking too cool now.
After failing to beat Atletico Madrid and finishing second in Group C, Chelsea could be handed the worst possible draw in the next round.
In a topsy turvy group, which saw Roma, Atleti and the Blues all with a chance of qualifying in first or second in the last game, the Italians snatched the top spot away from Antonio Conte’s side on their head-to-head record.
That means the Romans will have an easier draw against a side from Pot 2 in the next round of games, aside from maybe Real Madrid.
However, the news just gets worse for Conte.
With Chelsea finishing second and not being able to draw an English team in the last 16 or Roma who they qualified with, the possibilities have become quite limited.
When UEFA pick the balls for the first knockout round Chelsea can be drawn against PSG, who topped their group ahead of Bayern Munich, or Barcelona, who fired to top spot in front of Juventus thanks mostly to Lionel Messi.
They could also face Besiktas and the winner of Group F if it is not Liverpool.
That’s either the Parisians with Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in tow – and PSG have knocked the Londoners out at the same stage in the last two seasons.
Or the Catalans, who are on scintillating form this season, winning their Champions League group and currently top of La Liga.
However, Chelsea have been in fine form themselves recently and Eden Hazard is quickly becoming a contender for player of the season.
Conte came out firing when he heard the news saying no one will want to meet Chelsea in the next round either.
The only glimmer of hope is that Liverpool lose to Spartak Moscow tonight and Sevilla beat NK Maribor, meaning the Spaniards top the group.
Good luck to Chelsea – because they’re going to need it.