Chelsea will battle the league’s top-dogs and search revenge from a lowly group that has already shocked them this season in between the 2 clashes with Barcelona
CHELSEA have been confronted with the monstrous activity of taking down Barcelona within the Champions League spherical of 16.
To make issues worse for the Blues, they’ve a nightmare set of fixtures sandwiched between the 2 clashes with the La Liga giants.
Antonio Conte’s facet will kick off their Champions League knockout try on February 20.
Since they completed second of their group within the earlier spherical, the primary leg might be performed at Stamford Bridge.
4 days later they go to Previous Trafford to problem Manchester United who presently sit proper above Chelsea within the desk in second.
However the worst of it’s going to nonetheless be to come back after they head to the Etihad per week later.
Conte’s facet will go to Man Metropolis with the hope of clawing again a few of their enormous 11-point lead in league that they now have after beating United 2-1 on Sunday.
Chelsea could have a small reprieve earlier than heading to Nou Camp after they return house to face lowly Crystal Palace.
The Eagles presently reside on the backside of the desk, but when Saturday’s sport towards West Ham tells them something – it’s they will’t take video games towards the struggling groups without any consideration.
The Blues fell 1-Zero to the Hammers of their final sport after Marko Arnautovic surprised them with a aim after six minutes.
Chelsea’s nightmare set of fixtures
- Chelsea vs Barcelona – February 20
- Manchester United vs Chelsea – February 24
- Manchester Metropolis vs Chelsea – March three
- Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – March 10
- Barcelona vs Chelsea – March 14
They will even be searching for revenge after they host Palace who beat them 2-1 of their first assembly in October.
The second leg of the Champions League will see Chelsea in motion within the Catalan metropolis after a brief four-day flip round.
Additionally handed a tricky draw is Tottenham who face some troublesome competitors earlier than their first leg of the European competitors’s first knockout stage.
The Spurs will face Juventus in Italy on February 13.
However earlier than they head off Mauricio Pochettino’s males will play at house towards United and Arsenal with a visit to Anfield in between.