PSG dominated by constantly attacking effectively down the left, and Chelsea relied on Thibaut Courtois to secure a valuable away draw.
Laurent Blanc was without the likes of Thiago Motta, Yohan Cabaye and Lucas Moura through injury, which caused him problems in midfield – although the fact Blaise Matuidi was fit to start was a huge boost.
Blanc played David Luiz in midfield for the first time with Marquinhos coming into the defence, and Edinson Cavani returned to the attack.
Jose Mourinho went cautious in midfield, bringing in Ramires and moving Cesc Fabregas to the top of his midfield trio, with Oscar omitted.
Gary Cahill replaced Kurt Zouma, and Thibaut Courtois returned in goal, despite Petr Cech excelling against Everton last week, and Diego Costa played his first game in three weeks as he’s currently serving a domestic suspension.
This was cautious and cagey in the beginning, before gradually opening out – although neither manager was adventurous enough to make attack-minded changes and go for the victory.
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