Conte reveals Barca's one weakness and how Chelsea can exploit it

Iniesta will not be made welcome at Stamford Bridge, warns Azpilicueta

We must be excited to play, especially against this team. "We've played a lot of games, here you don't rest at Christmas and it was a good moment to refresh a lot of players, not just Hazard, also Azpilicueta, Marcos [Alonso] and the flawless way to prepare".

"We are speaking about one of the best teams in the world".

He will now turn his focus to Champions League football, though, with a trip to Stamford Bridge awaiting his men.

'This is a different opponent.

Conte has warned his players not to fixate on marking Lionel Messi, and believes Chelsea can pick the Catalan giants apart when in possession of the ball themselves.

Fabregas is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: "They try to put the first pressure very high, always work towards the ball". We are talking about one of the best players in the world.

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While Manchester United were in the running for the 25-year-old, its appears Barcelona were also very keen.

Chelsea prepared for the last-16 match by coasting to a 4-0 victory against Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday night, with Pedro getting the second goal.

"But we for sure will work together, work with the team, but not just to try to stop him: if we focus on just man-marking Messi, it can be very risky".

Conte remains adamant he can depend on his players' attitude, despite the continued unrest over his long-term Stamford Bridge future. "Because I think that when we feel this type of challenge to man-mark [a player], Messi can become very risky".

Pique is wary of the threat the English champions pose, and concedes that defeat over two legs could act as a negative turning point in his side's season. We have to continue like this and prepare for the game against Barcelona in the same way. "But those mistakes can be committed by a referee, and sometimes a player or a coach".

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