Pique - Blues have advantage

27 April 2009 12:33
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Chelsea are slight favourites to reach the UEFA Champions League final because of the second leg being at Stamford Bridge.[LNB] Chelsea travel to Camp Nou for the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday night aiming for a positive result to set them up for the return leg in West London next week.[LNB]Barcelona are the bookies' favourites to win the competition, but Pique believes their chances of going to the final in Roma are 50-50.[LNB]"I think it will be really, really tight, they are a great team as well with a lot of great names and great players," Pique told Sky Sports News.[LNB]"It will be really difficult as they have the second game at Stamford Bridge and this could be a little advantage, but I think it is 50-50 our chances to qualify.[LNB]"We have to keep going and keep doing the same things we are doing." [LNB]AttackingFormer Manchester United man Pique believes Chelsea have become more attacking since the arrival of Guus Hiddink and he was impressed by their quarter-final win over Liverpool at Anfield.[LNB]"Since Guus Hiddink arrived it seems like they like to play more attacking," added Pique. [LNB]"They are scoring more goals, it is true they are conceding more goals as well, but they are winning and this is the important thing in football.[LNB]"They qualified by playing a great game in Anfield against Liverpool. It is very difficult to win there and they won 3-1."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports