CHELSEA VS BARCELONA: CONTE ADMITS IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO SLEEP

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Having missed out on the excitement of Champions League football last season, Chelsea’s return to the competition they won in 2012, will see the Blues face a familiar foe in Barcelona.

Chelsea defeated Hull City 4-0 in the FA Cup fifth round on Friday, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he’s been finding it difficult to sleep since then as he prepares to face Ernesto Valverde’s men on Tuesday night.

“In these days after the game in the FA Cup, I must be honest… it was a bit difficult to sleep well,” he said.

“When you have to play this type of game, you have to prepare. You have to prepare everything. You have to prepare big things, but the smaller details too.

“They can move a result a lot of the time. We have an idea. We have a plan in our heads. I think that, in this specific moment, it’s very important to pick the players who are at the top of their form and then try and do our best to win the game.”

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