Well, here we are. Less than 48 hours before the Big Game. All eyes on Stamford Bridge. Chelsea surely a rare underdog at home, even as we’re trying to talk ourselves into having a chance against all-conquering Barcelona.
The Blues do have a fairly clean bill of health heading into Tuesday night, with only Tiemoué Bakayoko the only first-choice (if he’s still first-choice) player absent. His injury is a bit mysterious as no one’s said exactly what’s wrong with him. Equally absent will be David Luiz, and his specific ailment has equally not been specified, but he has been dealing with a series of injuries for the past few months. Ross Barkley is the third absentee, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. In better news, Marcos Alonso should be back from his ankle injury.
Chelsea have won back-to-back games and we’re all excited about that. Barcelona have lost 1 game since mid-August (29w-8d-1l). That’s not a typo.