Chelsea fullback Cole: Good that Barcelona don't think much of us

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole insists they do not fear Barcelona - nor Lionel Messi.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole insists they do not fear Barcelona - nor Lionel Messi.

Cole is taking comfort from Chelsea's superb record against Barcelona - both sides have three wins from their 10 Champions League meetings in the past 12 years.

Asked who will reach the final, Cole replied: "Chelsea, of course. Chelsea against Real Madrid, I hope.

"We know what Barcelona are about and that we have to be on our game. We’re confident and feel we’re good enough to progress.

"I do think that while they’re not worried about us, out of the teams they’ve played in the Champions League and the Premier League sides they’ve faced, we have given them the hardest run.

"We’re a tough team, we never give up. We fight for every ball, we’re strong in tackles and hopefully that will be in the back of their minds and we can take advantage of that. With teams like Barca, we think we know how to stop them.

"Is it going to happen on the day? You never know. If people like Lionel Messi don’t turn up we have a great chance."

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