The former Man City player picked up an adductor muscle strain to his left foot during the Catalan Super Cup victory over Espanyol on Wednesday night, Football London reports.
The La Liga giants says Suarez will miss 15 to 20 days, which rules him out of the return leg at the Camp Nou.
However, Valverde will probably bring Andre Gomes to the midfield, with Paulinho, Sergio Busquets & Ivan Rakitic retaining their places in the middle of the park from the first leg.
In the meantime, Chelsea will surely be without David Luiz who is still fraught with a knee injury, while Tiemoue Bakayoko hasn’t featured since being sent off against Watford in February and Ross Barkley has played just 3 matches all season.
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