Chelsea among 'elite' - Smith

December 12, 2003
Chelsea interim chief executive Paul Smith claimed the club are headed for a place among football's elite after they were drawn with Stuttgart in the Champions League. While Claudio Ranieri's side will travel to Germany in the first knockout stage, Arsenal will meet Celta Vigo while Manchester United face Porto. Chelsea defeated Lazio and Besiktas away on their way to winning the group and meet Stuttgart, who lost 2-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Smith said: 'There is a real momentum and expectation ...

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