VALVERDE Will TAKE OUT To THE BEST XI IN LONDON
The possible alignments of Chelsea-Barça (1/8 Champions)
Published:18/02/2018 - 18:50h
Updated:20/02/2018 - 19:19h
The FC Barcelona will confront this Tuesday to Chelsea in the gone of eighth of Champions League, and pretends to do it with his best men on the lawn of Stamford Bridge. The big doubt is if Valverde will bet by Paulinho or André Gomes
After having recovered the good dynamics with the triumph harvested in LaLiga Santander against the Eibar (0-2), the FC Barcelona wishes to begin with good foot the eliminatory of eighth of final of Champions League against Chelsea, and this will go through to achieve a good result in Stamford Bridge. Ernesto Valverde will not be able to have of Coutinho, but yes will have the rest of indispensable players.
The Barça could play with the same eleven of Ipurúa, although it is possible that the 'Txingurri' bet by the presence of André Gomes to strengthen the centre of the field, unless it decide to plant to Paulinho or Ousmane Dembélé in 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, in function of who was the elected. The rest of players seem clear, with the possibility that Semedo can contest the right side to Sergi Roberto.
Ter Stegen Will go back to be the guardian of the goal of the FC Barcelona. The German does not lose win them and follows showing competitive, especially now that arrives again the tournament that more likes him: the Champions League. Already it conquered the Champions 2014-15, and now that it already is the best goalkeeper of the world wants to contribute to that the Barcelona arrive to a new final after three seasons.
Sergi Roberto-Hammered-Umtiti-Jordi Alba
The FC Barcelona will repeat probably the defensive device that used in front of the Eibar. Samuel Umtiti will form couple in the axis beside Gerard Hammered, that seems already recovered of his ancient annoyances. Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba will go back to be the protagonists in the sides, although desconoce if Valverde could bet by Semedo to strengthen physically the right-handed flank of the defence. On the other hand, Thomas Vermaelen will be in the bench in case the saga barcelonista has some type of problem.
The duel against Chelsea foresees hard and, in front of the need imperiosa to achieve a good result, do not foresee too many experiments of Ernesto Valverde in the centre of the field. Sergio Busquets will play by in front of the defence, with Andrés Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic accompanying him as inner. Paulinho Or André Gomes, if they go in in the eleven, could exchange position with Iniesta.
Leo Messi and Luis Suárez will split as always in the eleven initial, whereas the big incógnita will be to know who accompanies them slightly by behind. André Gomes has all the ballots, although Paulinho is the big preferred of the fans. Ousmane Dembélé Could have also an opportunity, but expects that this arrive from the bench in the second half.
Possible alignments of Chelsea-FC Barcelona
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, M. Alonso, Kanté, Fábregas; Hazard, Pedro and Morata.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; S. Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, J. Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Paulinho, Suárez and Messi.