Barcelona left back Jordi Alba has stressed that Wednesday night's Champions League last 16 second leg against Chelsea will prove a 'very difficult' test for him and his teammates.
The Blaugrana go into the game as favourites after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.
However, Alba has warned of the problems that can arise when playing against a side of Chelsea's counter attacking proficiency.
"We expect Chelsea to play as [they did] in the first leg," he said, as quoted by Marca. "[Which is holding] the team back and seek the counter attacks to do damage.
"It will be a very difficult game. It's a very good season [for Barcelona] and we look forward to the tie against Chelsea.
"We hope to get through and then face what's coming."
Alba was withdrawn in the second half of his side's 2-0 La Liga win against Malaga last weekend after picking up a knock.
But he is fit to play against Chelsea and has expressed his determination to end the season with success.
"I feel better every day, I keep learning and [I have gained] much more experience than in other years," he added.
"I feel great, I hope I can win all the possible titles with Barcelona and then the World Cup, which is the only one I haven't won yet."
Barcelona are on course to win La Liga and have reached the final of the Copa del Rey, where they will play against Sevilla.