How the Chelsea dressing-room reacted to drawing Barcelona 2017/12/12


How the Chelsea dressing-room reacted to drawing Barcelona
2017/12/12


But they were caught on the break as Fernando Torres rounded Victor Valdes to score one of the competition's most memorable goals.



Chelsea went on to win the Champions League that season (Image: Chelsea FC/Getty)
Upon learning they would be facing their old foes in the Champions League last-16 this February, Chelsea players were relaxed.

According to reports in Sport, the Blues stars took the news "very well" as they are already mentally prepared for the tie.



Antonio Conte's side are mentally prepared to face the Catalan club (Image: Reuters)
The report added that the dressing-room believes the game will be "very open, but we feel prepared to fight to go through."

Discussing the prospect of facing Barcelona, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said: "It's a draw. Our reaction must be positive.



Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by West Ham last time out (Image: Action Images via Reuters)
"When you are in this stage you must be ready to face every team. In this case we must be ready to face Barcelona.

"When you play against Barcelona you must put 120 per cent at home and away if you want to hope to go to the next round."

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