And Paris Saint Germain will be looking to knock out Chelsea in the same stage they did the blues last year.
While PSG sit 24 points clear in Ligue 1, Chelsea’s meagre title defence sees them languish in 12th, but Verratti remains wary of Guus Hiddink’s side.
“Chelsea will want to save their season. Chelsea have great players but there is not a favourite team,” Verratti told the club’s official website.
“We’ve been expecting this fixture for a long time. Tomorrow’s match will be fundamental. Even though it will be played over two matches, tomorrow’s will be very important.
“We gained a lot of confidence from our recent results, so we’re preparing for this match with a positive momentum.
“It’s obviously very difficult to win the Champions League but most of us have been playing together for two or three seasons now, so we know each other well, and the same goes for the manager.
“So we are ambitious, but we’re focused on tomorrow’s match, not thinking ahead to playing semi-finals or something else.”