UCL: Fabregas reveals what Chelsea need do to defeat Barca - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/03/2018

Cesc Fabregas has revealed what Chelsea need do to defeat Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash at the Camp Nou.

The midfielder insists that the Premier League Champions must do everything to stop Lionel Messi if Chelsea will need to reach the quarter-final of the competition.

 “If I am lucky enough to play, it's true that we (Fabregas and Messi) are positioned in nearby areas of the pitch, stopping him will be difficult but I will try to do everything possible so that he feels uncomfortable and can't put together a perfect performance.

“I see him (Messi) as a rival who wants to win, and I want the same thing. We are on different teams and each player wants what is best for their own club. Obviously, you always have respect for each other.

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“I don't mind playing against my past, against my friends. I like it, the feelings have always been positive ones. I did it with Arsenal and now with Chelsea, I've felt pretty good on both occasions.

“It doesn't bother me to play against my previous club or old friends, it motivates me. As I said I am really motivated I want nobody to doubt that I want the best for my current club. In fact, it gives me extra motivation.

Fabregas is expected play against his former side in the return leg of the clash.