Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon admits he is pleased with the Champions League draw after seeing Chelsea pitted against Valencia in the quarter-finals.
Kenyon was delighted to have avoided fellow Premiership sides Liverpool and Manchester United, who will meet PSV Eindhoven and Roma respectively.
“First of all we are glad to be here, and it’s a good draw,” Kenyon told Sky Sports News.
“It keeps the English teams away from each other and I think that’s good for the competition.
“I guess you’d prefer to be at home for the second leg, but at this stage you’ve got to go with the draw and overall we’re got to be happy.
“It’s a big competition. We’ve done well in it but never got to the final.
“But the team’s doing well and when you look at the teams who are in this, we’ve got a good chance. The draw is as good as we could expect.”
The draw for the semi-finals also took place and left Chelsea with the possibility of facing Liverpool.
“Amazing isn’t it,” added Kenyon. “It would be a great semi-final whoever we play.”