Antonio Conte says Chelsea’s Friday night fixture will not have an advantage in the Champions League game because they will also be playing against tough competitors between the two legs against Barcelona.
Conte will play against Manchester United on February 25 and will be followed by a game against Manchester City on March 4.
“I think to play of Friday is good for us,” Conte said.
“Three days to try and prepare the game against Barcelona.
“At the same time, between these fames, we have two strong games in the league: Manchester United and Manchester City, both away.
“If we were lucky to play on Friday, we were very unlucky to have this schedule between the two Barcelona games.
“This schedule is not very interesting for us. Maybe it is for someone else. I hope for no replay (against Hull). We had one against Norwich, but I hope to try and win this game and go through without a replay.”