Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Barcelona’s Messi, Suarez and Neymar calling them the best attacking trident in over 25 years.
Fabregas played alongside Messi and Neymar at Camp Nou before returning to the EPL, a move that fuelled Barcelona’s financial acquisition of Suarez.
The trio waxed from strength to strength in the 2014-15 season and guided the Catalans to a famous treble for the second time in the club’s history.
“It is nice to play against Barcelona,” the 28-year-old told reporters. “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.
“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 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 competition 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.”