Chelsea training session: Who trained ahead of Barcelona clash, who missed out and Morata’s mood

Chelsea go into their Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Barcelona tonight knowing that they need to grab a goal to have any chance of getting through to the next round.

The La Liga leaders managed to grab a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, meaning they are very much in the driving seat going to the Nou Camp clash and will probably be the more relaxed of the two teams.

However, if you were expecting the Blues to be tense and worried, their open training session last night showed that they were anything but.

As per Champions League and Europa League rules, the cameras are allowed 15 minutes at the beginning of a training session to film and watch the players train, and for Chelsea there were some noticeable absentees.

Of course, David Luiz was missing as he is set for an extended time in recover with the flair up of his knee problem. Meanwhile, January signing Ross Barkley was also not part of the squad that travelled, with Danny Drinkwater also not there for the training session.

However, instead of being with the U19s for the UEFA Youth League match against Real Madrid, Callum Hudson-Odoi joined the first team for the trip to Barcelona and was with the squad ahead of the match.

Ethan Ampadu was not with the squad, being ineligible to play in the Champions League this season after his move from Exeter City, but he is with the U19s having recovered from his hamstring injury.

The rest of the squad were in high spirits as they trained at the infamous Nou Camp, with Pedro pulling off a stunning nutmeg on Marcos Alonso as the defender charged around the ‘rondo’.

A lot of the attention has been on Alvaro Morata in recent weeks, with the striker having not scored since Boxing Day, and a lot of focus has been on his mood.

The club record signing seemed to be highly agitated during the Crystal Palace win, getting a yellow card when he eventually got substituted on and could have actually been sent off after sarcastically clapping at referee Anthony Taylor.

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