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Barcelona suffer another injury blow as Suarez ruled out of Chelsea clash

Former Manchester City man joins Andreas Iniesta on the treatment who could also miss the last-16 bout

Barcelona have suffered yet another injury blow as it's been revealed Denis Suarez will miss the last-16 Champions League clash with Chelsea.

According to Football London , the former Manchester City graduate picked up an adductor muscle strain to his left leg during the Catalan Super Cup victory over Espanyol on Wednesday night.

The La Liga giants confirmed the Spaniard will miss 15-20 days, virtually ruling him out of the return leg at the Camp Nou.

Denis Suarez will miss the game (Image: AFP)

Iniesta could join Suarez on the treatment table (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Suarez has been in and out of the side this season under Ernesto Valverde, but with Andres Iniesta having also suffered a hamstring injury and in a race against time to make the clash, there was the potential of Suarez making the starting XI.

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Denis Suarez picked up a knock (Image: Getty Images Europe)

However, Valverde will likely bring in Andre Gomes to the midfield, with Paulinho, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic keeping their places in the middle of the park from the first leg.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will certainly be without David Luiz who is still struggling with a knee injury, while Tiemoue Bakayoko has not featured since being sent off against Watford last month and Ross Barkley has played just three matches all season.

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