By Chris Wright
Last week, Pies outlined a flawless gameplan for Chelsea to get the better of Barcelona at the Bridge. Recognising incredible tactical fortitude when they saw it, Roman’s mob followed our ‘demonic anti-football’ blueprint To. The. Letter and duly ended the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with a 1-0 lead. Tentative maybe, but a lead nonetheless.
Six days on and Chelsea now face the unenviable task of preserving said tentative lead for at least 90 minutes of Barcelona wave attack onslaught in the Camp Nou cauldron. Not only will they be facing Barca (which is daunting enough as is) they will be facing a Barca who, in between both legs of the semi, have been all but forced to welsh on the La Liga title for the first time since 2007/08. The Champions League became a shade more important to them all of a sudden.
With that in mind, here’s our six-point plan for Chelsea. Basically we’re advocating more of the same shenanigans as last Wednesday – only much, much more bastardly…
1. Don’t play David Luiz. Just don’t. Seriously, you’d be better off playing Liza Minelli at centre-half tonight.
2. No need to specifically mark Messi; he’s on a goal-drought and woefully out of form. We’re talking ‘purple downwards arrow’ out of form here. The work-shy little berk hasn’t scored in his last two ( TWO! ) games now. Instead, focus all attention