The Champions League group stage is over and done with and we are moving into the most the exciting stage of the competition, the knockout stages where we will see teams clash against each other and try to oust each other from the competition over two head to heads. The Champions League draw has already been held and one of the most interesting and followed draws will be the game between Chelsea and Barcelona. For more news on the Champions League you can check out unibet.
Barcelona are one of the best squads in the world and have their sights set on the Spanish title and the Champions League this season with the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi really turning in this season. With the ongoing battle for an independent Catalan State, Barcelona has really showed up and showed their class after playing underdogs to Real Madrid for at least two of their last three seasons. They haven’t won the Champions League since the 2014-15 season and would love to add it to their ranks. Till now it has been a great season for Barcelona, especially Messi and that is great sign for them and really bad sign Chelsea.
Chelsea on the other hand won their first and only Champions League title a few years ago under Roberto Di-Matteo in 2012 and then won the Europa League in 2013 under Benitez. They are the current Premier League Champions, but currently sit at 5th position due to their inconsistency, which is a common disease for all English sides due to hectic schedules. This is going to be a really tough challenge for Chelsea as Spanish sides have almost always gotten the better of English sides in European competitions but it’s not something that is impossible for them.