How to Watch Chelsea vs. Barcelona : Live TV Channel.Barcelona and Chelsea write the next chapter of their Champions League history on Tuesday, when they meet in the first leg of their round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. After half of the first legs of the round were played last week, the other eight teams get in on the action this week as the Blues host one of the cup favorites.
How to watch
When: Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: FS1 (BT Sport 2 in UK; TV3 in Spain)
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
It’s a fantastic opportunity to see two of the world’s most magical players in Barca’s Lionel Messi and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, but if the Spanish club gets a result, it will be without Philippe Coutinho. The talented Brazilian is cup-tied, meaning he can’t play for Barca in this cup after playing for Liverpool in the group stage.
Chelsea holds firm at the back and goes super defensive, leaving the second leg in Spain wide open after a physical draw. Chelsea 1, Barcelona 1.
Chelsea will host Barcelona on Monday in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie.
These two teams last met in the Champions League in 2012, when Chelsea upset Barcelona in the semifinals en route to the title.
Once again, Barcelona appears to be a strong favorite. In La Liga, the club is seven points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of the table. The treble isn’t out of the question for Barcelona: In addition to La Liga and the Champions League, Barcelona has qualified for the final of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona enters this match after topping Eibar 2–0 this weekend.
Though Chelsea hasn’t been in top form recently—Antonio Conte’s side sits in fourth in the Premier League, just a point ahead of Spurs—the Blues have won two straight matches, including a 4–0 win on Saturday over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round. Chelsea is aiming to continue the Premier League’s strong form in this year’s Champions League; both Manchester City and Liverpool earned lopsided victories in their opening matches of the knockout stage last week. Manchester United will play Sevilla on Wednesday.