UCL: Barcelona name squad for Chelsea clash - FCNaija

Champions League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 18/02/2018

FC Naija

Ernesto Valverde has named 21 players to the squad; as Barçelona faces Chelsea on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions round of 16

All 20 first team players available will be making the trip, plus Barça B goalkeeper Adrià Ortolá. Philippe Coutinho will not be going because, having already played in the Champions League this season for Liverpool, he is ineligible to appear for Barça in the tournament.

Fullback Nelson Semedo is suspended for yellow card accumulation. Thomas Vermaelen, however, has been declared fit and gets the green light.

The team will fly to London on Monday morning. Before the session at Stamford Bridge, Valverde and midfielder Ivan Rakitic will appear before the media.

Here is the full list:

Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Ortolá, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Paulinho, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti, Yerry Mina, Vermaelen