Antonio Conte identifies the Barcelona weakness Chelsea will try to exploit

Antonio Conte identifies the Barcelona weakness Chelsea will try to exploit

Antonio Conte identifies the Barcelona weakness Chelsea will try to exploit

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has warned the Catalan giants to be wary of the threat posed by Chelsea ahead of the UEFA Champions League tie.

"We have been analyzing this team for a long time; we started one month ago and analyzed this team", Conte said. We are talking about one of the best players in the world.

He will now turn his focus to Champions League football, though, with a trip to Stamford Bridge awaiting his men.

"I'm very happy. Before an important game, against Barcelona, I go to my house with many doubts in my mind, [about] which is the best starting XI to start the game".

"They will leave a lot of spaces at the back and we have three days to work on the game and I'm sure the manager will find the best solution".

'This is a different opponent. "On the other hand we must be excited because we have a great opportunity to play a massive game against a really strong team and to show which is our level".

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With a dynamic attack, led by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, Conte believes that Chelsea must exploit Barca's defensive "weakness" in order to have any shot at advancing to the quarterfinals.

The Italian continued: 'I hope that we maintain this tradition but we are speaking about a fantastic player.

While Manchester United were in the running for the 25-year-old, its appears Barcelona were also very keen.

"But we for sure will work together, work with the team, but not just to try to stop him: if we focus on just man-marking Messi, it can be very risky". "Because I think that when we feel this type of challenge to man-mark [a player], Messi can become very risky", Conte said. Pedro says that facing Barcelona on the back of two wins will help Chelsea's confidence. Now we must continue.

The former Monaco midfielder has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League following his £36m move and Bakayoko is a player who is seriously low on confidence after receiving a red card in Chelsea's 4-1 defeat to Watford at the start of February.

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