Azpilicueta: Chelsea must be ideal to beat Barcelona

Lists12 great players- and the teams they just couldn’t score against

Lists12 great players- and the teams they just couldn’t score against

I think we'll both stick to our own styles at the Camp Nou. It was going to be his first match against the Blaugrana as a coach and he admitted to sleepless nights leading up to the game.

But instead of contemplating all three of those at the same time (and not forgetting about the home game against Crystal Palace either), let's do the cliched thing instead and take it one match at a time.

Hazard stated: "In games like this against a quality opposition, it's hard". One error by Chelsea and Barcelona made them pay.

"The media plays on this when the results are negative, and they were already talking about me getting sacked after we lost the first game of the season to Burnley". The issue was that none of the Barcelona midfielders were able to beat their marker either with speed, dribbling or quick combination play. He said: "He's a manager's dream, He gets in 99 per cent of any team in the world because any manager would want him".

The Chelsea top bosses are unhappy with Conte complaining about their transfer strategy and the Italian has also been left unhappy by the support he has received in the last few transfer windows. This was all done without a true center forward and with a tactical formation aimed at absorbing Barcelona's possession and quickly springing counter-attacks.

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Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. "But like I said, everyone's playing the same greens". He responded immediately with a birdie, splitting the fairway at the sixth with a two-iron and draining a six-foot putt.

The Belgian has been deployed as a central false nine in recent weeks by Antonio Conte after injury to Alvaro Morata.

In stark contrast to last week's performances by English teams, this time around the managers of Chelsea and United seemed intent on having it all to play for in the second game. "I think he was one of the key players in winning the title. But my intention, I repeat, is to respect my contract here at Chelsea".

They were playing a five-man defense. We have just started to play these massive games.

Antonio Conte insists he made "a fantastic choice" when he restored Willian to Chelsea's starting line-up against Barcelona after dropping him in the Premier League. Betting that the young Danish center-back Christensen would play mistake free against the likes of Messi, Luis Suarez and Iniesta, or that Luis Muriel's point-blank header goes within inches off de Gea's hands ... these are bets with long odds.

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