Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea must be wary of timeless Andres Iniesta

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Manager Antonio Conte and his club now sit fourth in England's top flight, and with a 19-point gap separating the Blues from leaders Manchester City, the Italian boss can turn his attention to the UEFA Champions League - which picks back up for the London side on Tuesday. Another thing Conte's men can take pride from is the fact that Lionel Messi has failed to score against them during any of the previous eight encounters he's taken part in; this is the Argentine maestro's worst record against any single club in football.

Conte explained: 'We have been analysing this team for a long time.

"On one hand you know this team are one of the best in the world - maybe they are favorites' to win this competition", Conte told reporters. We are talking about one of the best players in the world, but we for sure will work together, work with the team, but not just to try to stop him: "if we focus on just man-marking Messi, it can be very unsafe".

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"This is a different opponent".

Fabregas is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: "They try to put the first pressure very high, always work towards the ball".

The player has also made it very clear he wants to go back to Real Madrid at some point in his career, and has said that while he is happy at Chelsea he wants to make sure the sky is the limit when it comes to his career, and that a return one day could be on the cards.

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Chelsea FC head into the game fresh from having booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory over Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

Luis Enrique is the favourite to succeed Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge with the Italian's future at the club in the balance. "Because I think that when we feel this type of challenge to man-mark [a player], Messi can become very risky", Conte said. "I can count on the players to show me great commitment, great behaviour and for this reason I must be positive".

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