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Ten Cate: Chelsea need different players to play Barcelona way

Chelsea assistant coach Henk ten Cate says the team are every bit as good as the Barcelona side he was involved with which won the Champions League two years ago.

He said: "The playing philosophy introduced here a couple of years ago was very different to Barcelona.

"But it does not mean Barca is a better team than Chelsea, it's just a different way of approaching the game.

"You have to be realistic. We have fantastic players, but for a certain way of playing football you need a certain type of player - and we just don't have them."

Ten Cate is confident Chelsea can beat United and reckons there is a stronger self-belief within the Blues than there was at Barca before they beat Arsenal two years ago.

He said: "It is more relaxed here because we have a more experience.

"In Barcelona we had a lot of young players, it's a different situation. We have six or seven players at Chelsea who have already won it."

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