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Chelsea vs Barcelona: A Tactical Overview

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FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - UEFA, the last time they met was in 2012.

Chelsea and Barcelona have had a controversial rivalry in the champions league over the years. This year again in the round of 16, these two teams collide for a spot in the quarter finals.

The reigning Champions of England are not having a season they expected it to be, they are fourth in the league and have just made it to the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Chelsea were knocked out by Arsenal in the League Cup Semi- Finals. What looked like a perfect match, after guiding the team from London to the premier league title, Antonio Conte has found himself in a difficult position this season.

Barcelona on the other hand are soaring high. They are unbeaten in the league and hold a seven point edge over Athletico Madrid who are placed second. They are also in the Copa Del Rey Final. Ernesto Valverde has been the man behind the revival, and now he focuses on getting back the Champions League from Real Madrid.

The contest over the two legs will be full of individual and tactical battles that would determine the fate of both the teams.

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