Rafael Benitez has insisted he did not need another "miracle" to rescue Chelsea from Champions League humiliation.
Benitez famously masterminded what was dubbed 'The Miracle of Istanbul' seven and a half years ago when Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in European Cup final history to beat AC Milan.
But he declared this afternoon that Chelsea did not require divine intervention to avoid becoming the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas.
That is despite the Blues going into their final Group E game needing to beat Nordsjaelland while hoping Shakhtar Donetsk produce the same result against Juventus.
Anything else and the team which ended their agonising wait for Champions League glory just six months ago will suffer the indignity of continuing their European campaign in the Europa League.
Interim manager Benitez acknowledged Chelsea might need "a bit of luck" but said: "I don't think it's a miracle.
"We have to do our job and wait for the other teams."