Chelsea have been handed a tough draw in the Champions League round of 16 after it was revealed that they would face Atletico Madrid for a place in the quarterfinals of the competition. It is the one of the top two picks of the round of 16 after the drawtook place on Monday. Chelsea have a history with Atletico Madrid whom they faced in the Champions League semi-finals in 2014 and in the group stage during the 2016/17 season. Atletico Madrid eliminated Chelsea in the last four to seal a final place. They went on to lose that final to city rivals Real Madrid who won 4-1 at the end of extra time.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has made instant reaction to the Champions League draw during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Wolves game in the Premier League. Wolves play hosts to Chelsea in the first match of week 13 games at the Molineux on Tuesday.