Reports have claimed that Todd Boehly is still confident Chelsea can win the Champions League this season.

According to The Athletic, there was an internal belief stretching back to before the first leg last night that winning the competition was firmly within their grasp.

It is realistic to expect that the competition will bring the biggest game of the season to Stamford Bridge in three weeks’ time.

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Despite the excitement, they will be going into that game under the cosh.

The first leg last night saw the Blues defeated 1-0 by Borussia Dortmund, where similar issues to what have plagued them all season cropped up again.

They struggled to find the net again. This time, Joao Felix went closest, hitting the crossbar in the first half.

Boehly believes Chelsea can win CL

Now, they will have no choice but to score at home if they want to advance through to the quarter-finals of the competition they won in 2021.

While many outside the club may have doubts over their prospects in the Champions League this year, The Athletic have claimed that Boehly still believes victory is possible this year.

The American was spotted again at the game last night, although he wasn’t the only representative spotted in Germany.

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The owner was seen with new signing Andrey Santos before the game, a player the club have plenty of hope regarding for his future.

There are currently attempts going on to secure him a work permit to allow him to join up with the first team instantly.

Off the back of his extremely impressive showing for Brazil at the U20 South American championships, confidence is surely high that he can avoid being loaned out again this season, and instead get to work at Stamford Bridge.

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