Once again, the two historic rivals will fight tooth and nail for the Spanish league title with Zinedine Zidane's men currently holding the edge.
Lionel Messi has turned down Barcelona's opening contract offer worth between €30-35m-per-season.
Messi’s current contract with Barca will end in June 2018 and his handlers have been in negotiations with the La Liga champions over an enhanced offer from the club given his immerse contribution to the success of the club.
In 2005 when they won only the 2nd premier league title (the first being the then First Division), after 50 years, it was unlikely that even the most optimistic of Chelsea fans would have imagined the good fortune that was to follow.
Haven beaten Middleborough 3-0 in match day 35, Chelsea are a win away from yet another championship - the 6th in its history and the fifth in the last 13 years since 2004. In this time, only Manchester United has been as successful.