Fabregas: Chelsea is not scared of Messi and Barcelona - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/01/2018

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has insisted that his team is not scared of Lionel Messi and Barcelona ahead of the Champions League second round clash next month.

Fabregas gave assurance to the Blues fans, he told Paneka "Barcelona is a great team, they have the best player and he's the scariest.

"But we are a good unit, a good team, we are competitive. We know who we play and we will try to do what we have to do to play against Barcelona.

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"Eliminating Barcelona is difficult, but not impossible. It will be special to return to Camp Nou."

Chelsea was a runner-up to AS Roma in the group stage and Barcelona finished ahead of Juventus during the preliminary stage.

The match between these two sides in Europe has always matched up to expectations in the past and the rival continues come next month when they clash at the knockout stage of the Champions League.

The first leg will be at the Stamford Bridge before Chelsea will take a trip to Camp Nou for the second leg.