Lionel Messi: Guillem Balague makes huge claim ahead of Chelsea vs Barcelona

Chelsea's Didier Drogba infamously labelled the game as a'f***ing disgrace live on television

Chelsea's Didier Drogba infamously labelled the game as a'f***ing disgrace live on television

With this in mind, there is a heavyweight clash on Tuesday as Premier League side Chelsea host La Liga's Barcelona. It's good to be compared with the greatest ever, Messi or Ronaldo. "But I'm completely different", he said.

"We are talking about the best player in the world", he said when asked about a plan to cope with the Argentina ace.

The Brazilian told YouTube channel Resenha Delas: "I think they are the two biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona". Hazard leads Chelsea with 11 goals this season in the Premier League, 15 in all competitions and three in the Champions League.

Conte admits his players will have to work their socks off to restrict Lionel Messi and company, while making intelligent use of the ball when they do have possession.

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea need to play "the ideal game" to have a chance of overcoming Barcelona, and Fabregas insisted that his performance will not be affected by his connection to Tuesday's opponents if called upon. "Let's go for it and try and give everything", Hazard added.

"But they will have to worry and care about players we have, like Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas". If I want to reach that level, I need to do a great game. They have to leave Messi out sometimes and Iniesta doesn't always start. In group play in this season's UCL, Chelsea finished tied in Group C with AC Roma, which won the head-to-head tiebreaker. English teams this year are in incredible form, much better than in previous years.

"But they can have weaknesses without the ball and we have to try and exploit this".

However, they could win their first trophy of the season at the weekend when they take on Arsenal in EFL Cup final at Wembley and are now 16 points clear at the top of the league table. His teams are very well-worked tactically, they know what to do in every moment of the game.

"Tomorrow is a new page, it's the Champions League and we want to qualify". They have got very good tactics from the coach as well.

Head Coach Antonio Conte will hope the drought will continue. The LaLiga leaders have changed a lot since - Ernesto Valverde's men are not even the same team they were a season ago.

"He has the classic Italian methods, very strong defence who can counter at any moment".

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