‘Hazard will outshine Messi’ – Chelsea fans on Twitter feeling very confident after Barcelona news

The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern got the draw that most wanted to avoid until later on in the competition.

The news broke around the Tavern and filtered through to our punters that the heated rivalry of Chelsea and Barcelona is set to be renewed in 2018. There were some big names in the pot for Chelsea to face, and after coming up short in the final group stage match against Atletico Madrid, they had to settle for a runners-up spot in the draw.

Chelsea face a tough few week over the two legs against Barcelona, coming up against Man City and Man United either side of the first leg, in a period that will test the Blues’ squad to the full. Our landlord bets Antonio Conte would have welcomed a lesser draw to ease the congestion and pressure on his squad at such a crucial time of the season.

Many of our regulars remember the clashes between the two sides over the past few years, and this one is set to ignite the flames once again, our chief barman checks out the Twitter reaction to the draw for the Blues…

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