'He's a frontman that can link and then the quicker, more skilful players can run off of him when he holds the ball up.
Barca had kept six clean sheets in their previous seven Champions League games, but once again had good luck rather than good defending to thank four minutes before the break when Willian hooked another effort from outside the box off the woodwork.
Chelsea has rebounded from successive defeats earlier this month to Bournemouth and Watford with wins over West Bromwich Albion and Hull City in the FA Cup last week.
Stamford Bridge erupted but you'd do well to find someone who went more mental than Chelsea's manager on the touchline.
"Messi is the best player in the world, but he's not invincible", Pedro told United Kingdom newspapers.
As you can see from the video below, it is anything but.
"He has the classic Italian methods, very strong defence who can counter at any moment".
Antonio Conte urged his Chelsea players "to do something incredible at the Nou Camp" after their 1-1 draw but warned that they would be "crazy" to go toe-to-toe against Barcelona. "But we play football for these games". The striker played for the Spanish giants during arguably his peak years but was well into the twilight of his career when he played for Chelsea. Every season I try and do my best.
Since Carlos Carvalhal took over Swansea have been phenomenal, and they are now unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions.
"Playing Alvaro Morata from the start, with him and Eden Hazard, without Willian or Pedro, would've lost our balance".
"We were very close to the ideal game", said Conte.
"For sure, we have two weeks and we know the games we play", he said.
"First, I see the game tomorrow", Hazard said. There is a little bit of a rivalry between the two teams, which is a good thing and makes it more of a spectacle.
The Chelsea forward has flattered to deceive in this competition and, despite his outstanding performances in the Premier League, it would be hard to single out a game in the Champions League that Hazard has dominated and made a crucial difference. "I'm thinking about tomorrow, that's it".
In the starting line-up, Messi will be upfront with Suarez but we all know that he will drop deep to get the ball and once he has the ball, he can turn the game on its head in an instance.