The last defence of this title did not go at all well for Chelsea.
‘A very bad experience, quite painful,’ winced Cesar Azpilicueta on Monday when reminded of what happened nine years ago.
One defeat in Donetsk, another in Turin, Roberto di Matteo was axed and they were singing protest songs at Stamford Bridge and revolting against interim boss Rafa Benitez by Christmas.
Chelsea remain the only team to exit at the group stage as holders since the Champions League introduced one.
Source: Daily Mail