WILL LIONEL MESSI AND ANDRES INIESTA PLAY AGAINST CHELSEA?

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Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi missed Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Malaga on Saturday with Iniesta recovering from a hamstring injury and Messi absent due to the birth of his third child.

Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Chelsea and Barcelona, Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has hinted he expects both players to feature.

On Messi, Valverde said: “He’s very happy. He looks really content, really looking forward to this game.
“Players are especially motivated in the Champions League.”

On Iniesta, he said: “He played a big part of the training session without a problem, we will see today and how he feels.

“It is down to the player, I don’t know if he will play or not.

“When a game like this, the player is always more willing to play.

“Is the risk too excessive or not? We will see.”

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