February 20, 2018
| On 3 years ago


By Koustav Shaw @@GodKoustav

FC Barcelona vs Chelsea FC

UEFA Champions League – 2017/18

BAR vs CHE Match Preview:

The next fixture of UEFA Champions League is going to feature Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona in Chelsea’s home ground, Stamford Bridge from 1:15 AM on 21th February. The preview of the match is listed below: This game is going to be a thrilling competition since both the teams knows the importance of this match and they would do everything to register a win in the first leg of this fixture. This game will witness the clash of titans because many world renowned players would be taking part in the game and they would leave their trademark in the game in London.

Match Details:

When: February 21, 1:15 AM IST

Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England

BAR vs CHE Team News:


  • Phillipe Coutinho is rule out for this game for the away side
  • Ousmane Dembele is expected to start the game with Paulinho
  • Thomas Vermaelen is doubtful for the away team in this game
  • Nelson Semedo is suspended for this game


  • Antonio Conte will have to make a tough choice whether or not to bring back Morata in the starting XI because Olivier Giroud is in great form as of late
  • Marcos Alonso’s ban is over and is expected to feature in Stamford Bridge
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko is injured and is unlikely to play this game
  • Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger would is fighting for a starting point in the game
  • David Luiz and Ross Barkley are not expected to feature in this game

BAR vs CHE Probable XI:


Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Dembele, Suarez, Messi


Courtois (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Drinkwater, Moses, Hazard, Morata

Key players:

Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Morata

FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi, Suarez, Iniesta

Expected Winner:

This is going to be a very tight fixture but our bet is on the home team for this game because the spearhead of Barcelona’s attack Lionel Messi failed to score against Chelsea in last eight head to head encounters. The Blues would try to keep it that way in today’s game as well. Moreover, the home team has lost only two of the 16 home matches against Spanish sides so it is unlikely that Ernesto Valverde’s side to do some terrible damage to the home team in this game.

Note: This BAR vs CHE match preview is based on our research and understanding from various news sources. You can select your own playing 11 on the basis of team news.

BAR vs CHE Fantasy Team:

Koustav Shaw @@GodKoustav

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