Former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster says Chelsea are to blame for teams setting up to sit back and defend against team like Barcelona.

The Blues claimed their maiden Champions League crown last season, claiming their place in the final having beaten Barcelona in the semis largely thanks to a resilient rearguard action at the Nou Camp.

The Stamford Bridge club appeared to be on the verge of exiting the competition after recording a 3-1 defeat against Napoli in the first leg of the knockout stages, but pulled it back under then temporary coach Roberto di Matteo before a string of pragmatic performances carried them to the trophy.

Chelsea have changed their playing style this season thanks to a string of purchases designed to usher in a new style of play at Stamford Bridge, but that hasn’t stopped Schuster accusing them of setting a bad example.

I’m fed up of seeing these type of matches,” he told ABC.

“There shouldn’t be teams like [Celtic] in the Champions League.

“We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example for football and it is regrettable that they became champions.

“You see Celtic defending with 10 and almost snatching a point, and that’s not fair.”

Speaking after Celtic almost managed to snatch a famous draw against Barcelona in the Champions League, the German coach told ABC: “I’m fed up of seeing these type of matches.”

“There shouldn’t be teams like [Celtic] in the Champions League.

“We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example for football and it is regrettable that they became champions.

“You see Celtic defending with 10 and almost snatching a point, and that’s not fair.”

Chelsea’s defence of the crown they won last season was dealt a setback this week as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

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