Champions League

Chelsea won with luck, hard work

September 18, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
John Obi Mikel admitted Chelsea were "kind of lucky" to win the Champions League but insisted they now had a team capable of historic back-to-back triumphs.

However, both Mikel and manager Roberto Di Matteo emphasized Tuesday that while luck was a part of their Champions League win, most of the credit should go to their hard work and preparation.

The Blues kick off the defense of their European crown Wednesday night against Juventus, with many still pinching themselves at the ...

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