Barcelona Drop Phillipe Coutinho Ahead of Chelsea Clash

Barcelona are off to London without Philippe Coutinho ahead of the Tuesday Champions League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian is technically not eligible to represent Barca in the tournament having played for Liverpool in the competition earlier this season.

Also to miss the match is Nelson Semedo due to suspension, but Ernesto Valverde will still have a full squad to pick from with the return of Thomas Vermaelen as doctors have confirmed him fit following a hamstring problem.

Mirror Sport reports that Barcelona flew to London on Monday morning ahead of their scheduled training session at Stamford Bridge later in the day.

Barcelona Manager Valverde will speak to the media alongside Ivan Rakitic at 6:15pm on Monday evening ahead of the game against Chelsea.

Barcelona squad for Chelsea game

  • Ter Stegen (GK)
  • Jasper Cillessen (GK)
  • Adrian Ortola (GK)
  • Gerard Pique
  • Ivan Rakitic
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Denis Suarez
  • Andres Iniesta
  • Luis Suarez
  • Lionel Messi
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Paulinho
  • Paco Alcacer
  • Jordi Alba
  • Lucas Digne
  • Sergi Roberto
  • Andre Gomes
  • Aleix Vidal
  • Samuel Umtiti
  • Yerry Mina
  • Thomas Vermaelen
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