- Barcelona host Chelsea in a Champions League last-16 clash at the Nou Camp
- The Catalan side head into Wednesday’s game having not lost at home all season
- But Sergio Busquets knows Chelsea could repeat their two-legged win in 2012
- ‘Sometimes the best team doesn’t win,’ the central midfielder said on Tuesday
Sergio Busquets has warned his Barcelona team-mates that the best team does not always go through in the Champions League.
Barca have not lost at home all season and Chelsea have been defeated in their last four away games.
The second leg also pitches La Liga’s leaders against fifth in the Premier League but Chelsea have got the better of Barcelona over two legs before.
Sergio Busquets has warned Barcelona that the best team does not always win in Europe
Fernando Torres scored a dramatic late goal as Chelsea beat Barcelona over two legs in 2012
Ernesto Valverde’s side trained on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League last-16 clash
In 2012 they managed a 2-2 – a result that will see them through tomorrow – and after winning the first leg 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge they went through to the final.
‘It was a sad night for us,’ Busquets said. ‘We scored early and then got the second goal but then they scored and that changed everything.
‘We did everything but score a second goal. We won a penalty but missed it. We couldn’t believe that after all the chances we had we did not go through to the final. Sometimes the best team doesn’t win.’
Andres Iniesta (right) was among the Barcelona stars to be put through their paces on Tuesday
Lionel Messi, wrapped up against the cold, chats with Barcelona boss Valverde (second left)
Valverde, right, will hope his side can a spot in the last-eight of the Champions League
Busquets, Paulinho and Ivan Rakitic will be three of four midfielders to face Chelsea on Wednesday. The the fit-again Andres Iniesta, and winger Dembele are the other names in the frame for the remaining two places.
‘Dembele is fine. Everything is new for him but he is young and he will adapt. And he’s a player who can make the difference regardless of whether he starts or he comes on to make an impact,’ Busquets said.
‘Iniesta is our captain and a player who brings something different. He creates chances and he gets away from people. We hope he plays. He is back in training,’ he added.