But he is well aware of the threat that Ronaldo (below), Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Renato Sanches will pose to Adam Nawalka's team in the Stade Velodrome
A statement from UEFA said the body was "disgusted" by the clashes that occurred in the Marseille city center and expressed its serious concern over the incidents inside Stade Velodrome
Adrian Chiles presents the last-16 first-leg encounter at the Stade Velodrome
The Ivory Coast striker will return to the Stade Velodrome
to face Marseille knowing he will be given a marvellous reception by the fans.
Yet the 32-year-old striker, who scored 19 goals for Marseille before leaving for Chelsea in 2004, claims the Stade Velodrome
could lead to the Blues being sent packing.
Ben Arfa was expected to move to England when leaving Lyon, after attracting interest from Arsenal, but ended up at the Stade Velodrome
The former coach was about to commentate on the game at Marseille's Stade Velodrome
for a French radio station when police swooped.
The 26-year-old has been on loan at the French Ligue 1 club since the beginning of September and is keen to stay in the south of France, despite only making three first team appearances so far during his stay at the Stade Velodrome
The 25-year-old joined the Magpies from the French side for a PS13million fee in 2015 - but, after a disastrous six-month stint on Tyneside, he returned to the Stade Velodrome
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In swapping Stade Velodrome
for Stamford Bridge, he makes the same move Didier Drogba did 12 years ago.
It sparked jubilant celebrations in the crowd at the Stade Velodrome
with fireworks, as has become common in the tournament, again being set off.