Patrick Kluivert: 'Barcelona will damage Chelsea'

Patrick Kluivert
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Patrick Kluivert warns Chelsea that Barcelona will thrive on the pressure of being 1-0 down in the Champions League semi-final tie.

Former Holland international Patrick Kluivert has warned Chelsea not to expect an easy game when they take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp next Tuesday (April 24).

The Blues will take a slender 1-0 lead into the Champions League semi-final second leg, but Kluivert said that the Spaniards will thrive on the pressure.

"I think Barcelona will keep up the speed and play the same style of play that they did yesterday [at Stamford Bridge]. The pitch is quite a lot bigger and Barcelona is used to playing under pressure," he told talkSPORT.

"When they need to win, they can dominate you, they can push you in a place you don't want to be in, and they can damage you. They will damage Chelsea, I think."

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said in the wake of yesterday's game that Chelsea are now the favourites to progress to the final.

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