Champions League: Chelsea look to seal progress, Dortmund in danger

Chelsea can clinch progress with just a point in Switzerland against FC Basel, while Arsenal, who face Marseille, could wrap up qualification too.

updated: November 25, 2013 17:03 IST
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Paris: Four teams have already qualified for the last 16 ahead of match day five of this season's Champions League group phase. On Tuesday, Chelsea can also clinch progress with just a point in Switzerland, while Arsenal could wrap up qualification too.

Group E

FC Basel (SUI) v Chelsea (ENG)

Knocked out in the group stage last season as the defending champions, Chelsea need just a draw against Basel in Switzerland to clinch their place in the last 16, and a fourth successive win in Group E will see the Blues advance as winners of their group. Chelsea won at St Jakob-Park last season in the semi-finals of the Europa League but will be wary of the Swiss champions, having lost 2-1 when they met in London in September. Chelsea come into the game fresh from a 3-0 win at West Ham United that left them in third place in the Premier League. They have lost just one of their last 13 games in all competition, while Basel remain clear at the top of the Swiss Super League and have a just once in 19 outings.

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