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Barcelona will be looking to avenge their 1-0 loss in west London earlier this month, which came courtesy of Didier Drogba’s wonder goal. Click here for the latest odds on Barcelona v Chelsea!

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has dismissed reports that he has a problem with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The two managers meet again in the Champions League on Tuesday, with previous meetings between the sides laced with controversy.

Rijkaard told BBC Five Live Sport: “I never had a bad feeling so there is nothing to be over. Mourinho is a great coach and I respect the way he works.

“Everyone has his own form and I never had any problems with Mourinho.”

The defeat left Barcelona five points behind Chelsea in the table.

“We need the points, definitely,” Rijkaard added. “I have learned nothing from the game at Chelsea – only that we lost and we didn’t play well.

“We have already played several times against Chelsea and we know how they play.

“They are not as quick as they were in the counter-attack two years ago.

“They have some players with a lot of talent. Chelsea are playing in a different way, with Michael Ballack closer to the opponent’s goal. He has freedom and Michael Essien and Frank Lampard can overlap him.

“The main thing is that when they don’t have the ball they are very well-organised – they do not give away much space and it’s difficult to do something against them.”

“Mourinho has done great work to change tactics but stay successful.

“Mourinho follows his personality – staying close to his own way – he chooses that and he has been very successful with it.

“I can only have respect for that.”

Barcelona will be looking to avenge their 1-0 loss in west London earlier this month, which came courtesy of Didier Drogba’s wonder goal. Click here for the latest odds on Barcelona v Chelsea!

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