Chelsea will lock their horns against the Catalan Giants Barcelona in the round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The whole footballing World is excited and waiting eagerly for the match from many days. Chelsea had won the fifth round of match against Hull City in the FA Cup and comprehensively had gone through to the quarter final of the prestigious tournament of England. Willian had tried hard to make his way in the starting eleven against Barcelona in the round of 16 clash in UEFA Champions League. The Brazilian Winger had shown a sheer bit of class in the field against Hull City. His performance against Hull City had raised many questions for Conte as he now would like to think Willian in the starting line up against Barcelona. He was brilliant in the field for the Blues. He had scored two goals and created another goal for Chelsea in their demolition against Hull City with an emphatic margin of 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

 

The two goals he had scored were from the shots outside the box. There were mistakes from the defenders of Hull City too. But it was a Willian show at Stamford Bridge at the First Half of the match.

 

The winter transfer window signing Olivier Giroud had also proved his worth in his second start for the Blues in the Premier League. His physical presence upfront in the opponent’s penalty box was the thing Chelsea had been missing since Diego Costa left the club. Olivier Giroud had got several chances to get his first goal for the Blues but he was able to get a goal in this match against Hull City. His back flick towards the Goal from the cross provided by Emerson Palmieri, another winter signing of Chelsea had produced a great Goal for the League.

 

Pedro also found himself in the scoring party for the Blues and he had been now in the serious contention to start against Barcelona on Tuesday in the round of 16 match in the UEFA Champions League.

 

Team News :

 

Chelsea :

 

Andreas Christensen will be available for Chelsea after missing the previous match. David Luiz is unavailable due to knee injury. Without a doubt, Thibaut Courtois will start in Chelsea Goal while Christensen, Azpilicueta and Rudiger might start for Chelsea in three man central defense while Moses and Alonso will be there at two flanks for Chelsea. Kante and Fabregas will always be present in the heart of the midfield for Chelsea. Barkley, Giroud and Hazard will be there upfront for the Blues against Barcelona.

 

Barcelona :

 

Ter Stegen will start at the Goal for Barcelona while Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti and Alba will start in the defense for them. Busquets, Rakitić, Paulinho and Iniesta will be there in the Midfield for the Catalan Giants. Messi and Suarez will lead the attack of Barcelona.

 

Possible Starting Eleven :

 

Chelsea (3-4-3):

 

Goalkeeper : Thibaut Courtois

 

Defenders :Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta.

 

Midfielders : Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Davide Zappacosta.

 

Attackers : Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard.

 

Barcelona (4-4-2) :

 

Goalkeeper : Ter Stegen

 

Defenders : Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba.

 

Midfielders : Busquets, Rakitić, Paulinho, Iniesta.

 

Attackers : Messi, Luis Suárez.

 

My Score Prediction :

 

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona.