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Champions League: Chelsea fans ‘hurt’ at Nou Camp before Barcelona game

Chelsea have been “made aware of incidents” outside Barcelona’s Nou Camp before Wednesday’s game in which “a number of fans were hurt”. Videos on social media show clashes between fans and security before the Champions League last-16 second leg. Mossos d’Esquadra – the Catalan police force – told BBC Sport they have not received reports of any incidents. […]

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Chelsea and Barcelona face Uefa investigation after baton-wielding security staff weigh into travelling fans

Both Chelsea and Barcelona could be found to have breached Uefa disciplinary regulations during the violence that marred Wednesday’s meeting at the Nou Camp. Footage emerged on Thursday showing Chelsea fans being struck by baton-wielding security staff as they tried to leave the stadium after Barcelona’s 3-0 victory. On Wednesday night, Chelsea urged supporters to contact […]

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Chelsea v Barcelona: Antonio Conte says Blues can do ‘something incredible’

Chelsea will “try to do something incredible” by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League, said manager Antonio Conte after a drawn first leg. Willian put the Blues ahead at Stamford Bridge, but Lionel Messi capitalised on an error to ensure the match finished 1-1 by netting 15 minutes from time. Barcelona, who are seven points clear […]

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Champions League: Chelsea should fear new-look Barcelona

It’s nearly 16 months since Barcelona last faced English opposition, and a lot has changed at the Spanish giants since their emphatic 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in November 2016. That defeat offered an accurate representation of Barca’s strengths and weaknesses at the time – they produced some sparkling attacking football to take the lead but were […]

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Barcelona squad revealed for Chelsea clash as Lionel Messi and co travel to London without Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona are without Philippe Coutinho for the trip to Chelsea on Tuesday. The Brazilian is cup-tied in the Champions League having represented Liverpool in the competition earlier this season. Nelson Semedo also misses out due to suspension, but Ernesto Valverde has a full squad to pick from otherwise. Thomas Vermaelen returns to the fold for the game, having been given […]

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Cesc Fabregas reveals how Chelsea players reacted to drawing Barcelona in the Champions League

Cesc Fabregas feels Chelsea “deserve to give it a go” against Barcelona on Tuesday night, even though they are considered huge underdogs. The Blues go into the last-16 tie having struggled for form in 2018, and with many not giving them much of an opportunity to beat Lionel Messi and company. But, as peported to Goal.com the midfielder – who […]

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte thinks Barcelona are beatable on Tuesday

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he has spent the last month dissecting the defensive “weakness” he thinks they can exploit when they face Barcelona. The Blues welcome the runaway La Liga leaders to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Conte says Chelsea will need to produce […]