FORMER CHELSEA AND BARCELONA MIDFIELDER REVEALS HOW TO STOP MESSI AND BARCELONA

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Former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Emmanuel Petit insists Chelsea must play as a team if the Blues want to stop Lionel Messi and Barcelona.

“If you want to stop Messi, you have to play as a team,” Petit told The Sun.

“I remember when Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea with Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry played Barcelona in the 2009 semi-final and were unlucky not to win because of refereeing decisions.

“Some of the players were warriors. Drogba was a leader. They were physically ready for the fight.

“What happened at the end would have been hard to swallow but they showed the ingredients you need.

“That was one of the greatest Barca teams with Xavi and Andres Iniesta but Chelsea played with aggression, energy, intensity and togetherness.

“When you don’t have the ball, you have to be very compact and not leave space between the lines because Messi loves that.

“But when you get the ball, you need to play it as fast as possible in the counter attack.”

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