After a 1-1 draw in the first leg the Blaugrana is hosting The Blues in their home g round Camp Nou to decide the fate of which team would qualify for the next round of UEFA Champions League. The whole world will be looking up to the football wizard, Lionel Messi getting his team through the next round. However, The Blues would deploy everything they have got because English Premier League is out of their reach so they would try to gain as much as they can in this game for the UEFA Champions League title. It is going to be a thrilling match till the end because both the teams are not so distinct from each other. The preview of this game is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona. The ground has a capacity of 99,354 and it is going to be a comfortable day in Barcelona which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 1:15 AM (IST) on March 15, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Chelsea won – 2
Barcelona won – 0
Not Decided – 4
Lionel Messi is making a comeback in this game after missing out the 2-0 win over Malaga because of the birth of his third child. Nelson Semedo remains doubtful in this leg as well because of the injury he picked up. Andres Iniesta is doubtful to play this match while Phillipe Coutinho is not eligible to play in UEFA Champions League. Paulinho and Ousmane Dembele will fight for a starting berth in this game but it is expected that Paulinho will get the nod. Sergi Roberto is expected to start against Chelsea. Denis Suarez and Sergi Samper are also doubtful to play this game for the hosts.
Ross Barkley, Tiemour Bakayoko and David Luiz are all doubtful for this game for the guests. Eden Hazard is expected to start in the midfield with Alvaro Morata and Oliver Giroud in the front. Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater will fight for a starting berth in this game. Antonio Rudiger is expected to start in Gary Cahill’s place in this game.
Barcelona – Stegen (GK), Alba, Umtiti, Pique, Roberto, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Paulinho, Messi, Suarez
Chelsea – Coutois (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Moses, Willian, Pedro, Hazard
Our bet is on the away team for this game because the stakes are higher for them and their advantage is that they often come out on top when they play against Barcelona so in this game it is expected that they would go the extra inch and qualify for the next round.
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.