While Chelsea have only won four of their previous 12 games in all competitions, they head into this evening’s game with history on their side. It’s now almost exactly 12 years since the Blues last lost against the Spanish giants, with the last west London meeting between the two teams seeing Chelsea pick up a 1-0 victory on their way to winning the 2012 edition of this very competition.
To make matters better for Conte’s side, Lionel Messi is yet to find the back of the net against Chelsea in the Champions League.
The Argentine, who has 29 goals to his name this season, has played 655 minutes against the Premier League side without success, and against no other team has he played for so long without scoring. Will that barren run come to an end tonight and help give Barcelona a much-needed advantage to take back to Camp Nou?
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