Conte urges Chelsea to be 'positive' after landing Messi and Barcelona in Champions League

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea must embrace the challenge of being handed a daunting Champions League tie against Barcelona.

Chelsea were pitted with the leaders of La Liga when the draw for the last 16 took place in Nyon on Monday.

"Our reaction must be positive," said head coach Conte in a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town.

"As we know very well, when you are in this stage you must be ready to face every team. In this case we must be ready to face Barcelona.

"When you play Barcelona, you must put in 120 per cent at home and away if you want to hope to go to the next round."

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