Simon Jordan thinks Chelsea are in real trouble after they were pitted against Real Madrid in today’s Champions League quarter-final draw.

The Blues booked their spot in the quarter-finals by eliminating Borussia Dortmund in the previous round, which has sparked an upturn in form for the team.

However, Graham Potter’s side now know they have to try overcome European powerhouses Madrid next month.

Chelsea will travel to the Bernabeu in the first leg before a return contest at Stamford Bridge.

The two clubs faced each other in last year’s Champions League quarter-final stage, which Madrid eventually won in extra time en route to winning the entire tournament.

Real Madrid v Chelsea FC Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Champions League
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TalkSPORT pundit Jordan has given his instant reaction to Chelsea’s European draw on Friday.

He suggests playing at Stamford Bridge second could benefit Potter’s side, but is predicting Madrid to come out as winners.

“The difference in this tie from last year is that Chelsea plays at home second this time around, so they don’t get to choke on their lines in the first leg. In the second game at the Bernabeu, they battered Real Madrid for the bulk of the game,” Jordan told talkSPORT (11:22am, 17 March).

“I can’t really see much past Real Madrid. If Graham Potter was waxing lyrical to his audience yesterday, he couldn’t have wanted for a worse set of draws.”

Real Madrid v Chelsea FC Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Champions League
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If Chelsea pull off an upset against Madrid, Manchester City or Bayern Munich will be waiting in the semi-finals.

There is no doubt the Blues are up against it to win their third Champions League crown, but you can’t write off this club in this tournament.

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate in the last-16 stage of this year’s tournament, so there is a lot of homework for Potter and his Chelsea staff to do.

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