The Blues from London finished second in Group C after failing to add another three points in their last game against Atlético Madrid.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insists that nobody would be happy to line up against his team regardless of who it is.
The reigning Premier League champions lost their crowning spot in Group C after being held to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge by Diego Simeone’s side. Meanwhile AS Roma secured a 1-0 victory over Qarabag, which helped to the leading spot in their European group.
Chelsea have the possibility of facing La Liga leaders Barcelona or Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, but Conte remains unfazed by the Blues’ next opponent in the competition.
“When you go through to the next round in this competition, you must be prepared to face the best teams,” Conte said as quoted by Goal.
“At the same time, our opponents won’t be happy to play against us. We’ll see what happens. I remember during the European Championship with the national team we finished first in our group and played against Spain, then Germany and, if we’d beaten Germany, we’d have to play France. Sometimes it’s not so important [to finish first].
“We reached the next round and we must be happy with this. After a performance like this, the coach must be [happy].”