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Champions League quarter-finals: Joe Cole rates Chelsea, Liverpool chances

Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has mentioned Chelsea and Liverpool are each able to successful the Champions League this season.

Liverpool, which received the competitors in 2019, face Actual Madrid within the quarter-finals, whereas Chelsea has been drawn in opposition to FC Porto.

“Everybody would have needed Porto,” Cole informed BT Sport after the draw was made.

“They beat a very poor Juventus facet on the night time.

“Porto had been okay, they confirmed that togetherness. They performed very very like [Atletico Madrid manager] Diego Simeone’s groups play really. Pepe was magnificent for them however he’s 38.

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“Chelsea, with the run they’re on and the squad they’ve received, they’ve received to be favourites there. They are going to be delighted with that draw, that’s for positive.

“Beneath Tuchel, they appear athletic and strong. They appear like they’re all collectively and that’s essential too.

“I feel they’ve received the second-best squad within the Premier League. They’re in nice kind so you possibly can’t write them off. I feel they’re second or third favourites now.”

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On Liverpool’s possibilities, Cole added: “You possibly can’t write them off both.

“We’re sitting right here considering you’d take Liverpool within the draw but when they get it collectively, they will beat anybody.

“They’ll fancy their possibilities in opposition to Actual Madrid, who’re in disarray. It’s an outdated Madrid group. For me, they’re not an enormous menace.

“Liverpool is a menace, they only must get it collectively.”

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