UEFA Champions League: Barcelona Vs Chelsea Preview

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Chelsea must overcome Barcelona in the Spanish giants’ own back yard if they are to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The 1-1 draw in the first leg of this Champions League last 16 tie has given Barcelona a slight advantage over Chelsea heading into Wednesday’s meeting at the Camp Nou.

Barca boast a formidable home record in Europe, where they are unbeaten in five years with 22 wins and two draws from their last 24 games.

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Chelsea are still very much in with a chance of reaching the last eight, but must score at least once against Ernesto Valverde’s La Liga leaders to stand any chance of progressing tonight.

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Lionel Messi missed the weekend win over Malaga because of the birth of his son, but will return to the starting eleven here.

Team News and probable line-ups

 Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Dembele, Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Suarez, Messi.

Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azplicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

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