Connor Ripley is a young goalkeeper currently on the books of Middlesbrough. Connor, who is the son of former Boro player Stuart Ripley, converted from a striker to a goalkeeper relatively late in his youth career. He provides a commanding presence on the field and is a confident shot-stopper, catching the eye for Boro's reserve side in 2010-11. Connor featured several times on the first-team bench during the campaign, making his debut in the defeat at Reading when he replaced the injured Jason Steele in the first half.
Chelsea were drawn against Barcelona in one of the standout ties of the Champions League last 16.
Premier League champions Chelsea have been drawn to face Barcelona in the Champions League last-16.