For sure they want to dominate and play their football, to score and to win the game, and we have to try to do our best.
Villas-Boas was replaced by his assistant, Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo who along with a whole host of Blues icons - among them captain, leader, legend John Terry, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and Branislav Ivanovic - blazed a trail to glory winning both the FA Cup and the Champions League. We went out to attack and were 2-0 up, after that they made it 2-1.
14 - The 2011-12 season was Messi's most prolific in the Champions League, hitting 14 goals in the competition to top the scoring charts, although Barcelona were beaten by Chelsea in the semi-finals that campaign.
"We know the Premier League is a spectacular league, we would like to play there, but if you weigh up all the positives and all the negatives, it's hard to leave Barca".
However, they have also scored 72 (more than any other team) in the Primera Division and some of that form in front of goal would be useful in Europe as well - even though a goalless draw on Tuesday would see them progress to the last eight. Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde on the other hand believes that they can not underrate Chelsea, thus, they need tactical master plan to qualify for quarterfinal.
On Saturday, Chelsea laboured to another win in the Premier League, despite taking a two-goal lead within the first 30 minutes. What I knew as well was if I left him to get the ball and to run at me, I would have been in trouble.
But after Conte claimed playing in a more open style against City and Barcelona would be "stupid" given their superior quality, Hazard may be forgiven for wondering if he can realise his ambitions at Stamford Bridge should Chelsea fail to make the quarter-finals for a fourth straight season.
Antonio Conte's Chelsea will aim to frustrate Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday but they may find an opponent less expansive than they expect.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde added: "It is a very important game".
123 - Messi has taken 123 appearances in the Champions League to reach three figures in the competition - with 112 of those starts. "We respect Barcelona, they have great players and are a big club. we want do a ideal job to go through to the next round". "We know here the pitch is big and we have to stay together and try as hard as we cannot to concede goals and to go for the counter-attack as well", Willian told the club's website (www.chelseafc.com).