5 key stats following the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Barcelona

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We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Camp Nou is an eternity, it is a suicide mission.

"They control the ball, that's normal, that's how they play". We gave 120% in this game, so we must be disappointed with the result.

"You have to respect the opponent, in this case when you play Barcelona box to box you know very well you are insane and you can lose the game 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0".

As expected, Barca dominated possession but Antonio Conte's Chelsea side was unfortunate not to end with a victory after Willian was twice denied by the woodwork before half-time.

While it was Eden Hazard who was touted as the big player for Chelsea, it was Willian's sharpness, runs and battles that made Barcelona stutter the most.

Conte said the team's performance gives them confidence that they can progress and knock Barcelona out of the competition.

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"There is still a lot to play for and it will be an interesting game, we know it's going to be tough but our performance showed what we are capable of doing and we will try our best to qualify".

"We are ready to work very hard together defensively, but at the same time you continue to have the right feeling when you win the ball or when you are with the ball to create chances to score".

And Fabregas feels Chelsea will have no hope of progression if they go to Camp Nou and attempt to sit back for the entire match. I think we deserved to win - they had more possession but we created risky chances. Despite his sub-par performance, Chelsea contained Barça well for most of the game, playing with a high intensity, pressing effectively and keeping a solid defensive shape.

"We wish Chelsea had finished first in their group so we didn't have to play them", added Valverde on the eve of Tuesday's mouthwatering first leg clash at Stamford Bridge. They followed what we prepared. His persistence nearly paid off-twice, as two of his shots hit either side of the goalpost. You go to lose the game, not only 1-0 or 2-0, but like it happens in Spain.

Only three of Barcelona's starters - Luis Suarez, Paulinho and goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen - had fewer touches than Chelsea's most involved player - Victor Moses with 58 touches.

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