Chelsea vs Valencia
Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues have got a instant name according to preach aloud – Tammy Abraham. At the begin concerning the season, the group was once viewed in imitation of be among a challenging situation. They had lost theirs talisman, son Hazard, skilled supervisor Maurizio Sarri had been replaced by way of a comparatively beginner Frank Lampard, yet on pinnacle about every this, she had been dealt with a switch ban.
The aspect had no choice but in conformity with flip to their college products, or what the youngsters bear responded!
At present, the 21-year-old Abraham leads the Golden Boot race along including Kun Aguero, or his manager has vowed fans to that amount the player intention keep his scoring streak.
And in conformity with remain honest, it’s in relation to day Lampard used to be given a break. He had a horrible start according to the assignment as like the opening game noticed close rivals Manchester United defeating his boys 4-0, but because after his boys have averted a loss, then along a tighter defense, the crew ought to sincerely suffice far.
The incoming Spanish subsidiary desire truly target the weakness regarding the Blues at the back. But in conformity with lie fair, Valencia even hold problems concerning their personal with theirs backline. Just the last day, Spanish champions Barcelona had slotted among five previous them, yet that too barring pair on their most important attackers – Lionel Messi then Ousmane Dembele.
Moreover, Albert Celades’s guys hold been in a position to document a alone league overmatch and far, and to that amount also against a newly-promoted Mallorca, at home.
Antonio Rudiger is likely to miss out with a groin injury he picked up against Wolves and N’Golo Kante is not expected to be ready in time. Emerson is a doubt.
Carlos Soler and Cristiano Piccini remain sidelined for the Spaniards.
Frank Lampard reaped the rewards of giving youth a chance in a 5-2 win over Wolves at the weekend but the drawback of an inexperienced team is inconsistency and Chelsea are not worth backing at odds-on in their Champions League opener with Valencia.
The new-look Blues have had a mixed bag of Premier League results this term, winning two, drawing two and losing one of their opening five assignments.
But Europe’s finest competition is uncharted territory for Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham and punters should wait to see how they handle early games and avoid lumping on the 20-23 on offer for a Chelsea win.
At odds-against, backing both teams to score in a match featuring at least three goals makes more appeal.
The Londoners are excelling in the final third, with all 11 league goals netted this term scored by England Under-21 internationals.
But they have not gone about their business the easy way, shipping at least two goals in each of their games with newly-promoted duo Norwich and Sheffield United and a stretched Wolves group.
Lampard even experimented with a back three to try and patch things up last time out and had best defender Antonio Rudiger at his disposal but could not keep Wolves out.