Coach Antonio Conte oversaw his facet safe an enormous 2-1 win towards Atletico Madrid final night time of their new stadium.
In their first European recreation on the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico have been taking a look to proceed their superb home shape.
But it used to be the guests who snatched the issues on the demise, with a nearly-best possible away efficiency to proceed their 100% get started in Group C.
Michy Batshuayi scored with the final kick of the sport as Chelsea was the primary facet to win away within the Champions League towards Atletico in 12 video games.
And Melchiot believes his former facet are the group to overcome in Europe’s prestigious pageant this season.
He instructed Talksport: “I’d certainly pick out them for the Champions League.
“It’s the largest trophy they’re truly going after.
“Don’t get me improper, they wish to have the Premier League, but when they might pick out between the 2 trophies, I’m certain they’d pick out the Champions League.
“They’ve already executed the Premier League and also you at all times wish to get to the following degree. The subsequent degree is the Champion’s League.
Melchiot went directly to analyse Conte’s ways towards Diego Simeone’s facet, pointing out he used to be “shocked” through the Italian.
He stated: “The efficiency towards Atletico used to be unexpected to me. Conte, along with his historical past of enjoying in Italy, you suppose he’d be enjoying a bit of extra conservatively, particularly clear of house.
“But then going all of the approach till the top, you might want to see his interest after they overlooked a couple of alternatives, he used to be slapping the ground as a result of he truly sought after to get the ones 3 issues clear of house. That’s why I used to be truly inspired.”
Chelsea subsequent face Manchester City within the Premier League at Stamford Bridge this Saturday.