Barcelona vs Chelsea – Champions League: When they travelled to London to face Chelsea, Barcelona hadn’t still tasted the pressure of being threatened this season.
Besides the Spanish SuperCup, lost to Real Madrid, Ernesto Valverde’s team had gone into a path of dominance and control of situations.
For the first time, against the Blues, they might have felt that dominance could be broken.
Not that the Catalan team hasn’t dominated the ball possession and most of the match’s initiative.
But the way Antonio Conte set up his side allowed him, with quick attacks, to create the feeling he was in control of the match’s pace, creating goal scoring opportunities and inclusively being in the lead.
Chelsea only failed to come out of the 1st leg with a victory because, on a defensive mistake, they gave space to Iniesta and Messi for them to create a goal.
After what happened in London, Barcelona still drew in Las Palmas, being more exposed to Atlético de Madrid, their pursuer in La Liga, but
the encounter between the two top teams helped clarify the Catalan’s propension to win the title this season.
Therefore, the team that will host, this Wednesday, Chelsea, is a more prepared and confident team for what they will have to face.
Barcelona vs Chelsea – Betting Tip and Prediction:
As for Chelsea they will apparently be banking on the possibility of surprising Barcelona once again.
Losses to Manchester City and Manchester United have taken the team off the 4th place in the Premier League and an European success might be the way to respond to their difficulties in the league.
Conte’s options haven’t also been well received by his players and that will create some difficulties for the atmosphere on the Blues’ locker room to be positive.
But, at the same time, the Italian’s strategy has already shown some effectiveness against Barcelona.
Will Messi and Co. allow for the scare to repeat itself?
|Both teams to score? No!||