3-5-2: Drinkwater starts in strongest Chelsea probable line-up against Barcelona

Chelsea play host to European giants Barcelona in a Champions League crunch tie on Wednesday and the game presents an opportunity of Antonio Conte to display his tactical prowess, as speculation continues to grow over his future with the London Club.

Chelsea have kept clean sheets in their last two Premier League games but they have experienced dip in form this term and are already dubbed strugglers in the League.

While the Blues are battling to end the season in top four places, Barcelona are the runaway leaders in the La Liga and pundits have dubbed them as favourites for the clash tonight. ‘

Barcelona are familiar foes to Chelsea in the Champions League but Lionel Messi is yet to find the back of the net against Chelsea in his career and Antonio Conte has revealed that he will have an eye on the player in the game.

Chelsea injury news

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley are currently on the sidelines and have been ruled out of the game.

David Luis have a chance to feature but he is unlikely to be risked as he is fully yet to recover from an injury.

Marcos Alonso has been missing in action due to an hamstring injury but he has returned to full training and will be featured in the left wing back position.

We expect Conte to play with five from midfield but this in our opinion is a wrong approach. However, we take a swipe at Chelsea probable line-up.

Chelsea - Football tactics and formations


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