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Anelka admits Chelsea must improve defensively for Barcelona

Nicolas Anelka admits his defensive teammates will decide Chelsea's Champions League semi against Barcelona.

The former Real Madrid striker said: "Against a team like Barcelona and the players they have, if we concede early goals it will be very difficult to come back, especially away from home, so as a team we will certainly have to be more focused on the defensive side of our game."

The France international believes there will only be an advantage in the return leg at Stamford Bridge if they return from Spain with a good result.

"It is important to get a good result in the first match," said Anelka. "If you lose that one by a big score the tie is almost finished. So it is very important for us to get something from the Nou Camp.

"If you want to win this trophy you know you will have to be able to beat a lot of very good teams.

"We have already beaten Juventus and Liverpool, who are both big sides, we know we can do it, so now we have to beat Barcelona."



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