ROBERTO Di Matteo has refused to be drawn into speculation that Chelsea are on another collision course with Barcelona.
The Blues are happy to have been paired with Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals – especially with the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
But barring their way to the final in Munich is the winner of the AC Milan v Barcelona tie, which makes another clash with the Catalans a distinct possibility in the semi-finals.
The clubs have had some epic clashes in the knock-out stages in recent seasons, with the Blues ending the hopes of Ronaldinho's team with a 4-2 win at the Bridge in 2005, but Barcelona getting through controversially on away goals in 2009 with a last minute goal by Andres Iniesta.
Yet Chelsea's interim coach is not keen to speculate on the winner of either Chelsea or Barcelona's games.
“Are you writing off AC Milan straight away?, “ he said, “As easy as that?
“They're the league leaders of Serie A. You can speculate if you like, I'm not going to.
“When you get down to the last eight teams, every draw is very difficult. I've seen Benfica many times, as they were obviously in the Man United group, and it's a tough opponent for us.
“I think the fact we play the first game away from home is good – a little bit like the Napoli game.
"But we're not looking further than that. We've got two games there and it's all we're going to focus on.”