Andriy Shevchenko believes his former club Chelsea have a chance of knocking out Barcelona to reach the UEFA Champions League final.
Chelsea host Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final on Wednesday evening and Pep Guardiola's side are strong favourites to progress to a third showpiece in four seasons.
However, the Blues head into the meeting on the back of an impressive run of form under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo and reached the FA Cup final at the weekend.
Shevchenko, who joined Chelsea in a club record-breaking move in 2006 from AC Milan, accepts it will be tough for his old team, but feels they are capable of seeing off the holders.
"Chelsea have a chance because the last couple of games Chelsea played very well and beat Tottenham in a very important game," Shevchenko told Sky Sports News in Kiev.
"All my old partners' experience of European football will help. Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, as well as the young players and [Branislav] Ivanovic.
"I think it will be a nice game and I hope Chelsea will win.
"Barcelona is a great team, with great players and plays fantastic football, with a lot of possession and good finishing.
"Chelsea always have a good chance at home because the Chelsea supporters push the team in a good way to win the game."
The Blues have failed to mount a challenge for the Premier League title this season and are also battling to secure a top-four finish.
Shevchenko acknowledges it has been a hard campaign at Stamford Bridge, but the Ukrainian feels Chelsea can end the season on a high.
He added: "It has been a very difficult season for Chelsea, but maybe they can play in the final, you never know.
"They are not in a good position now in the league because I think for Chelsea the team is always fighting to win the Premier League.
"Now, they have to think about the Champions League. I think Chelsea can change everything in one game."