Several Barcelona players have been critical of Chelsea’s approach to Tuesday’s Champions League clash, with skipper Carles Puyol accusing Blues’ striker Didier Drogba of diving to try and get Barcelona players booked.
The 2-2 draw at Camp Nou was an incident packed encounter with both teams accusing the other of employing underhand tactics.
Puyol said: “They were the first ones trying to provoke things and not us.
“Drogba was diving on to the ground all the time asking for us to be booked.”
The draw left the reigning European champions in third place in Group A, two points adrift of Werder Breme, five behind Chelsea and in danger of failing to reach the knockout stages.
They must now win their last two matches away to Levski Sofia and at home to Werder Bremen to book their place in the next phase.
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho upset Barca before the match by accusing Barca of using theatrical tactics to influence referees.
“The worst thing about playing against Chelsea is having to listen to the stupid things that Mourinho says,” Edmilson told reporters.
“He thinks he is king of the world, but in life you have to be more humble and work hard.
“Their last goal was worse than a defeat. I would prefer to lose 3-0 than draw a game like that.”
Barca coach Frank Rijkaard noted Chelsea’s aggressive approach during the game.
“Chelsea are a very good, albeit an aggressive, side,” he said.
“It was a pitched battle – it was very interesting,” he told reporters.