Antonio Conte
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This is the big one – Chelsea against Barcelona.

The Premier League champions are mightily unfortunate not to be heading into this fixture with any sort of aggregate lead. We were in control for the majority of the first-leg, with eventual goal-scorer Willian striking the woodwork twice in the first-half.

Willian celebrates giving Chelsea the lead against Barcelona.

Willian, following another superb play against Crystal Palace at the weekend, will need to be at his best tonight if we want to have any chance of replicating the heroics of 2012 and knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League.

The home side have the slightest of advantages of tonight after Lionel Messi bagged a crucial away goal at Stamford Bridge – his first against Chelsea in his illustrious career. The Argentine will undoubtedly he hungry for more ahead of tonight’s game.

Lionel Messi Andres Iniesta
Lionel Messi and Andreas Iniesta celebrate Barcelona’s crucial goal in the first leg at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte’s team selection could very much be a make or break factor for the Blues. Here’s how we predict the Italian will shape up the side for the biggest game of our season.

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