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Gudjohnsen: Don't Let Chelsea Score First

Without question the biggest Champions League match of the week is Barcelona's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Both sides came away with victories over the weekend, but Chelsea has a slight two-point edge over the Catalans in Group A, easily the most difficult group in the tournament. Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who now plays with Barcelona, warned his teammates of the danger of letting Chelsea score first. "Chelsea are tough, well organized opponents. The biggest danger is that they take the lead because it is very hard to come back against them," the Iceland international told a news conference on Monday. Gudjohnsen played with the Sky Blues for six years before moving to the Nou Camp for $15 million over the summer. "It's a game I'm really looking forward to and I don't think I have to prove anything to anyone except myself," he said. When asked why he thinks Chelsea might be struggling a little bit this season, Gudjohnsen replied, "Because they have lost their best player." The Icelander is likely to lead the forward line on Wednesday, as Samuel Eto'o is still out with an injury. Barcelona hosts Chelsea in the return leg on Oct. 31.

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