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Olivier Giroud Set To Start Against Barcelona This Evening


Olivier Giroud Set To Start Against Barcelona This Evening

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, is set to start Olivier Giroud against Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.

The Italian has come under criticism for fielding Eden Hazard as a false nine in recent big matches and is ready to take a brave decision.

Conte however admits that it will still be a difficult game for the Blues, after the first leg ended 1-1.

“I think that every single player playing this type of game against Barcelona at Camp Nou must be excited to play this type of game.

“We know the difficulty we can face tomorrow. But if you want to go through to the next round, we must stay in the game in every moment,” he told a press conference on Tuesday in Spain.

Giroud is expected to spearhead the attack, flanked by Hazard and Willian who scored at Stamford Bridge and also hit the post twice.


BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitic, Iniesta; Suarez, Messi.

CHELSEA: Courtois; Moses, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Fabregas; Willian, Hazard, Giroud.

Clement Ogunbajo

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