Chelsea vs Valencia
Champions League Group H
8:00pm Tuesday 17th September
Team news, essential stats and predictions ahead of Chelsea vs Valencia as the Champions League group stages commence.
Antonio Rudiger won’t attribute out of action due to a groin problem with Emerson also on Tuesday Regardless of building a return at the weekend.
N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi come back in training after their respective traumas but aren’t yet fit fit.
Valencia have a full squad available for your visit to London, however are all with no injury absentees Carlos Soler and Cristiano Piccini.
Chelsea and Valencia have met six times previously in Western competition, with the Spanish team not winning at least one of these games (D3 L3).
The only club which Chelsea have confronted as often in European contest without losing because they have against Valencia (six games: W3 D3) is German club FC Schalke 04 (six matches: W4 D2).
Chelsea did not lose a single game in competition in 2018-19, drawing three of their 15 games at the UEFA Europa League about the way to qualifying for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League and winning the closing and winning 12.
Chelsea’s 12 wins at the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League has only been bettered after in a significant UEFA European contest (excluding qualifiers) inside one year: Atletico Madrid in 2011-12 (13 wins, too in the UEFA Europa League).
Valencia have attained the UEFA Champions League in successive seasons for the first time since 2012-13 (three in a row), that was also the last time that they left it into the knockout stages of the contest, before being pumped from Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.
Frank Lampard takes control of a UEFA Champions League game for the first time in his managerial career. In the contest, he made 102 appearances as a Chelsea player and is one of just 22 players to have played 100+ games from the contest with the identical club.
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