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Chelsea train ahead of Champions League tie with Barcelona

  • Chelsea welcome Barcelona to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night
  • The clash is the first their two-legged Champions League last 16 tie
  • The Blues players were put through their paces at their Cobham training ground

Antonio Conte will be feeling the pressure this week as his Chelsea squad continued their preparations for their Champions League tie with Barcelona.

The Blues welcome Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night for the first of their two last 16 legs.

Conte has had since Friday’s 4-0 FA Cup victory over Hull to prepare for the clash and will be desperate to get his tactics right.

The Chelsea squad warm up for Monday’s training session at their Cobham training ground

The Blues are preparing for Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg with Barcelona

The Blues are preparing for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg with Barcelona

Antonio Conte will hope to silence some of the criticisms that are currently surrounding him

Antonio Conte will hope to silence some of the criticisms that are currently surrounding him

It was a foggy morning at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Monday, as the Blues took to the pitch to begin their final preparations ahead of what could be a season-defining clash.

Eden Hazard, fresh from giving his support to his under-fire Chelsea boss was in action after he was rested for Friday’s cup tie at the Bridge in anticipation of the crucial European showdown with Barca.

Conte will have to choose between former Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata and handing January arrival Olivier Giroud his Champions League debut for the Blues.

Oliver Giroud will be hoping to make his Champions League debut for Chelsea

Oliver Giroud will be hoping to make his Champions League debut for Chelsea



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