3 Reasons Barcelona Will Finalize Chelsea in the Champions League

3 Reasons Barcelona Will Finalize Chelsea in the Champions League

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Barcelona will face Chelsea

Goaltren.com - For the seventh time in the history of the competition, Barcelona will face Chelsea in the Champions League after the turn of the year.

The two European giants will first meet at Stamford Bridge towards the end of February. After that, the Catalan team will welcome the Premier League defending champions at Camp Nou in mid-March.

Barcelona last met Chelsea in 2012 when Fernando Torres brought the visitors to the final. The upcoming match will likely be a great opportunity for Barca to wreak his revenge against the London team.

Here are three reasons why Barcelona can get rid of Chelsea in the Champions League as reported by FTB90.

Current Appearance

Although the meeting between the two European elites is still long, the current performance should be a strong guide how this game will run.

In this season, Barcelona has played 23 games in all competitions and have not felt defeat. Losing points in just five games.

Undoubtedly, they are the strongest team in La Liga this season, currently five points clear of the Valencia runners-up and eight points from Real Madrid in third place, and qualify from the Champions League group phase even with Juventus.

Chelsea, on the other hand, is currently 14 points behind and almost impossible to catch Manchester City in the Premier League. The Blues qualified for the round of 16 of the competition this year also thanks to the less impressive performance of Atletico Madrid.

Barca will still be more likely to win when they meet in February, and it will be surprising to see the Blues' performance still inconsistent, leaving them with the potential to lose the title.

History Siding to Barcelona

Although at the last meeting between the two teams proved very difficult to receive the Catalan team, Barcelona has a good track record when dealing with Chelsea.

Of the six previous two-leg encounter, Barcelona managed to escape by winning four times in aggregate. Their most memorable match was probably when Andres Iniesta equalized in the final minutes of 2009 so Barca appeared in the final and won the competition.

Depth Problem Chelsea Squat

The atmosphere at Stamford Bridge this season is much different than last season. Chelsea did not enjoy success on the pitch and also did not show a convincing performance to succeed.

The main factor of this problem is their comeback in the Champions League, something they did not face last season.

Increased tension in the squad that is thin enough already often seen so far. As a result, Antonio Conte's team had to swallow a 1-0 defeat of West Ham's struggling side.

With a busy schedule at the turn of the year, coupled with domestic competition, as well as Europe, Chelsea is unlikely to be in top form. In contrast, Barca faces a less busy schedule than the Blues.(bola/goaltren)

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