Champions League: Lampard tells Conte how to beat Barcelona



Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, has advised manager, Antonio Conte on how Chelsea should line up against Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 second leg at Nou Camp on Wednesday.

The former England midfielder has told the Italian to ditch his false nine experiment and return Alvaro Morata to the starting XI to face Barcelona.

Conte played without a recognised striker in the first leg at Stamford Bridge – and copied that same formation away to Manchester City not long after – with Eden Hazard picked to lead the line.

Lampard said Chelsea and out-of-form striker Alvaro Morata can take inspiration from Fernando Torres’ performance six years ago.

Writing in his column for the Evening Standard, Lampard explained, “It is for big occasions like this that Chelsea bought Morata from Real Madrid for £58m last summer in the first place.

“There is obviously a question over whether coach Antonio Conte will play with a striker or revert back to the false nine he used in the first leg.