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We had to change hotels – Ovrebo recalls fury after 2009 Chelsea-Barcelona semi-final

Added: 18.02.2018 11:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

The referee for Barcelona's Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea in 2009 was forced to change his hotel in the wake of the controversial clash at Stamford Bridge. Tom Henning Ovrebo was at the centre of a firestorm during the clash nine years ago, in which Barca snatched a dramatic 1-1 draw to secure ...]


Fabregas still wary of timeless Iniesta

Added: 18.02.2018 8:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says the danger posed by Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not diminished with age. Fabregas will face his former team-mate and compatriot when the Catalans visit Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Iniesta, 33, has been used with caution by head coach Ernesto ...]


Valverde: Coutinho dropped for the good of Barcelona

Added: 18.02.2018 6:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said Philippe Coutinho was benched for the good of the team following the LaLiga leader's victory at Eibar. Despite being ineligible for Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Chelsea following his arrival from fellow last-16 participants Liverpool, Coutinho was dropped for Barca's 2-0 win on Saturday. Coutinho – a €160million signing ...]


Conte: Chelsea need perfect game to stop Messi and Barcelona

Added: 18.02.2018 1:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

Antonio Conte acknowledged Chelsea must produce the "perfect game" to get the better of Spanish giants Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie. Premier League champions Chelsea welcome LaLiga leaders Barca and Lionel Messi to Stamford Bridge for the opening leg on Tuesday. It has been a difficult season for Conte and Chelsea amid uncertainty ...]


Barcelona equal their best ever La Liga unbeaten run with victory over Eibar

Added: 17.02.2018 17:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Barcelona warm up for Tuesday's trip to Chelsea with a hard-fought win over Eibar to equal their best ever La Liga unbeaten run.


Alonso to return for Barca clash but Bakayoko set to miss first leg – Conte

Added: 17.02.2018 6:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chelsea will be boosted by the return of Marcos Alonso for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona but Tiemoue Bakayoko is not expected to play, according to Antonio Conte. Spanish defender Alonso sat out Chelsea's 4-0 rout of Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round on Friday, having missed ...]


Conte given selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash

Added: 17.02.2018 3:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chelsea's 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday has given Antonio Conte selection headaches ahead of Barcelona's Champions League visit. Conte's side produced an excellent display against the Championship strugglers at Stamford Bridge, Willian stealing the show thanks to a brilliant brace, as Olivier Giroud also impressed with his first goal ...]


Mason retirement ´heart-breaking´, says Cahill

Added: 16.02.2018 23:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

Learning of Ryan Mason's premature retirement on Tuesday due to a head injury suffered in January 2017 was "heart-breaking" for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. Mason clashed heads with Cahill in a match at Stamford Bridge early last year and fractured his skull in the incident. The midfielder was initially expected to return to football, but ...]


Vermaelen backs Chelsea-linked Luis Enrique for Premier League job

Added: 16.02.2018 23:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen believes the club's former coach Luis Enrique could be a big success in the Premier League. Luis Enrique, on sabbatical after leaving Barca at the end of last season, has been linked with replacing the under-pressure Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The 47-year-old won three Copa del Rey titles and LaLiga twice ...]


Giroud ´relieved´ to get first Chelsea goal

Added: 16.02.2018 22:23 | 1 views | 0 comments

Olivier Giroud was "relieved" to get off the mark for Chelsea as he scored his first goal and got two assists in a 4-0 FA Cup hammering of Hull City on Friday. The Frenchman joined Chelsea for £18million from Arsenal in January and failed to score in his first couple of appearances against Watford and ...]


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