The surprisingly disappointing record of Barcelona star Lionel Messi versus English giants Chelsea has come to the fore online once again this evening, ahead of the crunch tie between the clubs tomorrow evening.
The two sides are set to go head to head in a highly-anticipated Champions League last 16 first-leg clash at Stamford Bridge, with Premier League champions Chelsea heading into the clash having put a dismal run of form behind them with resounding victories over West Brom and Hull City respectively over the last week.
Barcelona, meanwhile, currently sit pretty atop the La Liga table following a blistering campaign to this point, with Ernesto Valverde’s men having also qualified for the Copa Del Rey final earlier this month courtesy of a 3-0 aggregate victory over Valencia.
A number of talking points regarding tomorrow’s clash have been heavily discussed both online and off over recent days, with the latest topic of interest surrounding Lionel Messi’s historical struggles versus Chelsea.
In front of goal, 5-time Ballon D’Or winner Messi has statistically performed worse up against the Blues than against any other side over the course of his career, as showcased below:
Lionel Messi vs Chelsea
1 missed penalty
0 goals pic.twitter.com/JeB6PdcV6p
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 19, 2018
Will Messi put an end to his dismal streak versus Chelsea tomorrow night?