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Champions League match preview. Lineups, News, Stats – Chelsea vs Barcelona. Referee appointments, kick-off, venue, Round 16.

Premier League side Chelsea will host La Liga giants Barcelona in the Champions League knockout stage this Tuesday. 
Kick-Off: 19:45 BST
Date: Tuesday 20, February 2018
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Referee Appointment: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Possible Lineups:
Lineups, News, Stats – Chelsea vs Barcelona

Team News:
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is likely to start with Olivier Giroud upfront instead of Alvaro Morata who has been struggling in front of goal.
Tiemoué Bakayoko is doubtful, while Marcos Alonso has recovered from his injury.
Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger both are eyeing to get a starting role.
David Luiz and Ross Barkley remain on the sideline through injury.

Winter signing Philippe Coutinho is ineligible to feature for Barcelona in Champions League as he has already featured for Liverpool earlier this season. 
Ousmane Dembélé is fit but will have to compete with Paulinho for a starting berth.
Nélson Semedo is out through suspension.

Chelsea have drawn 5 of their last 6 games against Barcelona in all campaigns.
Barcelona have conceded goals in only 1 of their last 7 games in Champions League.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 7 games in Champions League.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 4 home games against Barcelona in Champions League.

Chelsea 1 – 2 Barcelona, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Columinst: Junaid Effendi, is the Chief Editor at Football News Guru. He writes match preview and report of all big games. See all his articles.
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