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Iniesta will not be welcomed at Chelsea, says Azpilicueta

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Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has had a chat with AS this week and has been looking ahead to the Blues’ Champions League clash with Barcelona.

The two teams have plenty of history in the competition and there have been a few controversial matches between the clubs.

The first leg takes place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and Azpilicueta has warnd that Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta may not get a warm welcome.

The midfielder scored the goal that knocked Chelsea out of the competition in the semi-finals in 2009, and home fans will not have forgotten that moment, says Azpilicueta.

“I remember that I was in Osasuna when he scored that goal to take Barcelona to the final in Rome,” he said.

”That changed his history so much and I think the Chelsea fans still feel that in their hearts.

”I think Andres continues to generate nightmares and I do not think he will get a good reception.”

Source | AS

Tuesday’s game promises to be a fascinating match-up, with Barcelona on a great run but not entirely convincing recently. Chelsea, meanwhile, have had an inconsistent season and are difficult to predict.