Sevilla and Roma will rival Atletico Madrid for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is out of contract next year.
"This is like Chelsea playing against, no disrespect, a top Championship side..."
Ferdinand also claimed the decision not to send Azpilicueta off for Chelsea was a "disgrace".
"We enjoyed the battle. The guys were totally on and sharp, we were super hungry to go through."
Hakim Ziyech and Emerson got on the scoresheet as the Blues cruise through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea take a 1-0 lead into tonight's second leg against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16. Follow it live here...
"We have to take the match where we want so we can win with a goal. The single idea is to win."
Olivier Giroud scored a great overhead kick to give Chelsea an away win in their Champions League tie.
Olivier Giroud scores a great overhead kick to give Chelsea an away win in the Champions League.
“Chelsea is a very strong club, they develop every time and every year. They bring a lot of new players and invest in young players."
Lacazette has been targeted by Atletico in the past and could be the subject of a bid this summer.
Atletico confirmed on Tuesday that they have reached a mutual agreement to terminate Diego Costa's contract.
Arsenal could send Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January as Atletico Madrid eye a move to replace Kieran Trippier.
Torreira joined Atletico this season with the hope of regaining his confidence, but he's now facing an early return to Arsenal.
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid's solid centre back Jose Gimenez.
Atletico claim they were shown 'incredible' disrespect by Arsenal over the deal for Thomas Partey.
The player is content at Atletico but the report adds that 'the offer that City makes him is very good'.
Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig next year, according to reports.
Sources close to the Arsenal striker reckon the ‘transfer will finally be viable’...
Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a new offer for the Atletico Madrid midfielder...
With the player open to moving to the Premier League, money is the only factor preventing a deal...
The Ghana international has been heavily linked over the last year with Arsenal...
Partey has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta tries to strengthen his midfield.
Partey has been closely linked with Arsenal this summer, but his national team boss has warned against a move.
There goes Diego Simeone and our last chance of a neutrals' choice winner...
RB Leipzig struck late to eliminate Atletico Madrid at the Champions League quarter-final stage.
Atletico Madrid have confirmed two positive coronavirus tests ahead of their Champions League quarter-final.
Arsenal are 'confident' they will land Partey but they 'are facing huge losses' and will have to sell.
The report adds that Arsenal are also tracking three more La Liga midfielders as they look to do business.
Diego Costa scored for Atletico; Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos for Real.
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