Chelsea will be playing today in the Champions League against the La Liga giant, FC Barcelona, in one of the biggest Champions League matches this season and the most important match for Antonio Conte and Chelsea FC so far this season where the Blues Chelsea can’t afford to lose at home, Stamford Bridge, against Barcelona FC where Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s manager, is starting with a surprising Xl.
The starting Xl is as the following:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta (captain)
Midfielders: Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, and Marcos Alonso.
Forward: Eden Hazard, Pedro, and Willian
Bench: Willy Caballero, Gary Cahill, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Oliver Giroud, Alvaro Morata, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Surprising Starting Xl
Today’s starting Xl against Barcelona FC is a surprising Xl where it includes a false number, 9 player, as Eden Hazard a striker, where Antonio Conte didn’t use Alvaro Morata who knows FC Barcelona well and played against them in Juventus and Real Madrid, or Oliver Giroud as a main striker and preferred to play in a 3-4-3 formation with three forwards, and none of them is a striker.
Chelsea has to win this match against Barcelona FC if they want to keep their chances of qualifying and knocking out Barcelona from the Champions League, and keeping a clean sheet is the most important thing for Antonio Conte today.
We expect a 2-1 win for Chelsea against Barcelona.