Chelsea facing Barcelona in the Champions League knockout round is hardly a dream fixture. It feels as if we have been here before and seen how this will play out.
The only thing less imaginative than a Chelsea-Barcelona tie would have been a Chelsea-Liverpool matchup. Thankfully, the FA Cup ensured those two would meet outside the Premier League once again.
Most people assume, and rightly so, that the Catalan club will have no problems brushing aside the Blues. The Champions League has become Barca's primary focus this season and a focused Barcelona team is one of the most dangerous in football history.
Only a fool would write off Chelsea, however.
This team may not be as good as they have been in years past but it still has a squad capable of beating any team in the world.
A lot has to go their way for that to happen though.
Here is why Chelsea can knock off the so-called best team in the world and advance to their first Champions League final since 2008: