Chelsea vs Valencia Predictions

Jon Wilde 13 Sep 2019
  • Chelsea vs Valencia predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday

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Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta in action during the 2019 UEFA Super Cup match against Liverpool in Istanbul (PA Images)

Chelsea vs Valencia Score Prediction

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Chelsea vs Valencia Match Info

Date: Tuesday September 17 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Valencia Head-To-Head Record

Last 4 matches

December 6 2011: Chelsea 3-0 Valencia
September 28 2011: Valencia 1-1 Chelsea

December 11 2007: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia
October 3 2007: Valencia 1-2 Chelsea

Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Chelsea wins: 3
Valencia wins: 0
Draws: 3

Chelsea vs Valencia Stats

  • All of the six previous matches between these clubs were in the Champions League
  • The last four of those were in the group stage and the first two in the 2006-07 quarter-finals when Chelsea won 3-2 on aggregate
  • Valencia have drawn on two of their three previous visits to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Valencia Match Preview

Frank Lampard, who played a big part in Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph, makes his coaching debut in the competition on Tuesday – against a manager with even less senior experience than him!

The ex-England midfielder scored three Champions League goals in the season when Chelsea conquered the continent for the one and only time, including away to Valencia in the group stage. In total, Lampard bagged 25 European goals for the Blues and also helped them to win the Europa League in 2013, playing every minute of the final as he had 12 months earlier.

He is, of course, in only his second managerial campaign after cutting his teeth with Derby last term, and this will be another learning process as the 41-year-old presides over a Group H campaign that also includes home-and-away matches against Lille and last season’s semi-finalists Ajax.

Firstly, though, it is Valencia, who, during the international break, sacked manager Marcelino Garcia Toral even though he had done so well for them, and appointed Albert Celades in his place.

Marcelino had led Valencia to consecutive fourth-place finishes in La Liga but was reported to have fallen out with the club’s owner Peter Lim over inactivity in the transfer market, so in has come Celades – who has managed Spain’s national age-group teams but never any senior side and has been working as an assistant to Julen Lopetegui for the last couple of years!

Neither of these clubs has started the season in sparkling form and Chelsea are expected to make the most of home advantage to grab an important early three points in what looks a competitive race for the two qualification places from this pool.

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    Chelsea vs Valencia Predictions

    Chelsea vs Valencia Match Info Date: Tuesday September 17 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST Venue: Stamford Bridge Chelsea vs Valencia Head-To-Head Record Last 4 matches December 6 2011: Chelsea 3-0 Valencia September 28 2011: Valencia 1-1 Chelsea December 11 2007: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia October 3 2007: Valencia 1-2 Chelsea Total head-to-head matches played: 6 Chelsea…