Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has rated Barcelona as the best team in the world prior to a friendly between the sides.
Cesc’s current club meet his old one in Washington on Tuesday and the Spain international has spoken to the Guardian about Barca.
“It is nice to play against [Barcelona]. I spent beautiful years there, some of the most beautiful moments of my career and my life personally as well. It will be great to play against them again,” he said.
“I think they are the best team in the world, especially when the front three are on form.
“I don’t remember a front three in [Lionel] Messi, [Luis] Suarez and Neymar as powerful and talented as those three since I was born. Obviously they are a threat to everybody [in the Champions League] again this season.
“We won’t be playing against Messi and Neymar in this game, so we are a bit lucky because of that. But if we want to win Champions Leagues, we have to compete against the best. We will have to do well.”