Chelsea vs Valencia
Champions League Group H
8:00pm Tuesday 17th September
Team information, key stats and predictions before Chelsea vs Valencia as the Champions League group stages start.
Antonio Rudiger will not attribute out of action because of a groin problem with Emerson too on Tuesday Regardless of building a return in the weekend.
Callum Hudson-Odoi,n’Golo Kante, Reece James are back in training after their injuries but aren’t yet match fit.
Valencia have a complete squad available for the visit to London, but are all with no Cristiano Piccini and permanent injury absentees Carlos Soler.
Chelsea and Valencia have met six times previously in European competition, together with the Spanish team not winning any of these games (D3 L3).
The only club which Chelsea have confronted as frequently in European contest without dropping because they have against Valencia (six matches: W3 D3) is German club FC Schalke 04 (six games: W4 D2).
Chelsea didn’t lose one game in rivalry drawing three of their 15 matches in the UEFA Europa League on the best way to qualifying for your 2019-20 UEFA Champions League and winning the closing and winning 12.
Chelsea’s 12 wins in the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League has only been bettered after in a significant UEFA European contest (excluding qualifiers) inside one year: Atletico Madrid at 2011-12 (13 wins, too in the UEFA Europa League).
Valencia have reached the UEFA Champions League in successive seasons for the first time because 2012-13 (three in a row), which was the last time that they made it to the knockout stages of the competition, before being pumped out by Paris Saint-Germain at the last 16.
Frank Lampard takes charge of a UEFA Champions League match for the very first time in his managerial career. In the contest, he made 102 appearances as a Chelsea player and is among just 22 players to have played 100+ games in the competition with exactly the club.
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