[Teams] Chelsea vs Barcelona: Confirmed Line-Ups From Stamford Bridge

By on February 20, 2018

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Chelsea will be desperate to secure a positive result when they take on Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Antonio Conte has recalled Thibaut Courtois in goal with Willy Caballero dropping out. Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta also get recalls at the back after being rested for the FA Cup win on Friday night but Gary Cahill misses out as he’s named on the bench.

N’Golo Kante comes in to the midfield after his rest against Hull City last time out while Eden Hazard is also recalled in attack as the Belgian starts in a false 9 role with Olivier Giroud dropping to the bench alongside Alvaro Morata.

As for Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez lead the attack with Andreas Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic in support.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Courtois; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro

Subs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Morata, Giroud, Zappacosta, Cahill, Hudson-Odoi

Barcelona

Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez.

Subs: Cillessen, Denis Suárez, Dembélé, Digne, André Gomes, Vidal, Vermaelen

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