The Blues were beaten 3-0 at Camp Nou to depart at the last-16 stage, but have a chance to bounce back when they head to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Antonio Conte does not feel winning the FA Cup will have an impact on his future at Chelsea. He also scored his fastest goal in the tournament, getting one behind the net in just two minutes and eight seconds of play.
Messi, and Barcelona supporters, will hope that Dembele can kick on now.
It's hard as there are so many games this year and we have not got the deepest squad, maybe, and we have had new players this year. We are talking about one single player with this capacity, with this ability, with these skills. Messi's virtuoso display also drew praise from his captain Andres Iniesta. "On Sunday I will try to make the best decision because we want to go to the next round", Conte stated. A club spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of incidents outside the ground before the game where a number of Chelsea fans were hurt..."
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested that they could have progressed past Barcelona in the Champions League had they been awarded a penalty for a foul on Marcos Alonso.
"A fantastic player moved the final result, moved the qualification over the two legs", the Italian said. We conceded a goal, our start was awful.
The impact Hazard had on the game, meanwhile, was minimal and typified the difference between the two players. We hit the post four times, this is very unusual. "This is very odd".
Messi's opener against Chelsea was the fastest goal he has scored ( for both Barcelona and Argentina).
With Chelsea looking to keep things tight at the start of the game, Messi opened the scoring in just the second minute, exchanging passes with Luis Suarez and then firing home from an acute angle.