Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde feels that Chelsea’s extra day of rest is a big advantage.
Chelsea played Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Friday night while Barcelona go to Eibar for La Liga fixture on Saturday afternoon.
Valverde lamented the timing of fixtures at his pre-match press conference.
“That (extra) day is enough of a difference in terms of recovering physically,” Valverde said.
“I would have liked to play against Eibar on Friday, too, to have an extra day before the game against Chelsea.”
“But [the Eibar] game is an important one as well. The only game we’re thinking about right now is that one. We’re not thinking about Tuesday’s game.”