Chelsea will be playing tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Champions League round of 16 against FC Barcelona away from home, at the Camp Nou, where Chelsea will be playing their most important match of the season so far where Antonio Conte’s future depends on this match as well.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:45 PM BST.
Where: Camp Nou (Away)
Who will play?
Antonio Conte is expected to start with the strongest available squad against Lionel Messi’s side which will try to score early to end the game. The striker position is one of the main concerns where Antonio Conte has three options, either starting Eden Hazard as a false number 9 or starting Alvaro Morata or Oliver Giroud.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Defenders: Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta(Captain)
Midfielders: Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, and Victor Moses
Forward: Willian, Eden Hazard, and Pedro.
Chelsea will be defending or “parking the bus” in order to avoid any goal where Antonio Conte is expected to play with similar tactics to the first leg, and the team will be depending on the counter-attack.
Chelsea’s last meeting with Barcelona in the Champions League led to Chelsea winning the trophy for the first time in their history.