"At this stage of the competition, those that qualify are top teams - you can't dodge anyone too much - but I hope the draw is a good one for us".
A balanced draw has two-time defending champion Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among five former winners in the pot of unseeded teams who were group runners-up.
"Don't forget here this season is very tough". Cristiano Ronaldo even sings along to it before Champions League matches he's involved in and fair play to him for that.
Again Morata went close to the opener when he stretched to meet Victor Moses' cross, but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak spread himself to block the Spaniard's close-range effort. "We are happy", the Belgian told BT Sport. We are Chelsea. We can face any team.
"We should have won that game", Cahill told Chelsea TV. "Everything bad we can make into a positive".
But he has endured a torrid time in Spain over the last few months and his agent recently claimed that his time at Atletico was coming to an end. He put in a characteristic all-action performance in general play, too; could his next Champions League game, as per recent rumours, be in Manchester United's colours? His sumptuous right-footed curler, right into the top corner, gave Shakhtar a lead they never relinquished. We should have won.
The round of 32 draw takes place on Monday and will be streamed live in UEFA.com's DrawCentre from 13:00CET.
Now they are in Europe's second-tier competition after costly draws with Qarabag.
"Yeah, it's quite sad", Azpilicueta said.
"We have no excuses. The responsibility is ours", Simeone said. "It's difficult to explain".