Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk have been far from easy pickings for City, as exemplified by the six-goal thriller at the Stadio San Paolo in which the Sky Blues triumphed over the Neapolitans with second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero (not to mention City's dead-rubber defeat to Shakhtar).
"But having got through to the last 16, Chelsea can concentrate on their Premier League form now". We created many chances to score. "At the same time I think our opponent won't be happy to play against us". From that point onwards it is a free draw so group-stage rematches and any all-Premier League clashes could be back on the agenda from that point onwards.
Again Morata went close to the opener when he stretched to meet Victor Moses' cross, but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak spread himself to block the Spaniard's close-range effort.
Gary Cahill also praised the performance of Oblak, adding: "We more than deserved the win, we had some fantastic chances". The Reds scored 23 goals (a tally that would have been a competition record, if not for PSG's efforts), an astonishing number when compared to the 18 they managed when winning the competition in 2005 - that's 18 goals in total, not just the group stage.