Barcelona vs. Chelsea: 5 Most Underrated Players in Blues' Advancement

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Barcelona vs. Chelsea: 5 Most Underrated Players in Blues' Advancement
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"How could you miss that penalty kick, Messi?!"

That's what I like to imagine Ashley Cole is yelling to Barcelona's most well-known (and underwhelming) player in this photo.

After all, Chelsea beat Barca. With 10 men. In Camp Nou.

(I'll let that sink in for a moment.)

It's one of the best wins in Chelsea history and will go down in Champions League lore. After all, who could have predicted that the Blues would have won? (Except when I did it on April 10, of course.)

Chelsea's most recent win over Barcelona will forever be cemented into my brain as the only time that I, as a Tottenham fan, went to the local pub and cheered for the Blues. How could you not? They were down to 10 men for most of the match with a manager in Roberto Di Matteo who is, to put it mildly, one of the up-and-coming managerial talents in world football.

But while everyone is talking about Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres, I want to highlight the little guy. No, not Lionel Messi—the Chelsea players who are being completely underrated and overlooked.

Without much more ado about nothing, I give you the five players who were most pivotal to Chelsea advancing against Barcelona, but are being completely underrated.

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