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On Tuesday night, the world would have watched on as we silenced critics with our performance against Barcelona, unarguably one of the strongest teams in Europe for the past decade.

Pre-match analysis and predictions certainly gave us no chance at all, but we went on to the pitch, and allowed our football do the talking.

Barcelona saw more possession, but we created more chances, and should have ended the match 3 or 4 goals up, but for some misses. Hopefully we don’t pay for them in the return fixture, but that is still weeks away.

Conte has to be praised for coming up with such a tactical master class. He again, proved he’s one of the best in the world, and does have the know-how when it comes to drawing executable game plans.

When the team list was revealed, people around me were dissatisfied with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud not starting, however it all proved the right decision in the end.

Barcelona scored a goal and Messi broke an 8 game record, but those will not be the most memorable events of the night. Until the next leg, people will keep talking about how we matched the Spanish giants on Tuesday.

From Willian’s man of the match performance to Rudiger’s stellar form, everything just panned out in our favor, and it’s definitely worth commending.

Now, we’ll definitely go into our next fixtures against both Manchester clubs with a lot of confidence and prospects. That means that we have the potential to finish the season even more strongly than it started. Kudos to the entire team for making us proud on Tuesday. We hope it’s only a sign of greater things to come.

About the Author

King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.