Valencia vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Chelsea travel to Spain to face Valencia knowing that they need to avoid defeat in order to remain in a top-two position in Group H.
However, Valencia welcome the Premier League giants aware that completing the double over the Blues will put them on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League last 16.
Valencia vs Chelsea Head to head (h2h)
- Valencia edged past Chelsea with a 1-0 scorecard in their previous meeting.
- Both teams have got their names on the scoresheet in four of their past seven clashes.
- Only one of their last seven matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- There have been more than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards in two of their previous five encounters.
- Chelsea have registered the win thrice in their last seven meetings. (W-3, D-3, L-1)
Valencia vs Chelsea Team News
Lampard is likely to hand a recall to Mason Mount after the England international dropped down to the substitutes’ bench at the weekend.
The playmaker could take the place of Mateo Kovacic, providing that N’Golo Kante suffered no injury issues against Man City.
Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also pushing for starting roles, although Lampard may opt to keep alterations down to a minimum.
As for Valencia, Celades could hand a start to Kevin Gameiro, who only featured off the bench against Betis.
Denis Cheryshev is closing in on a return from injury, but no risks will be taken on the fitness of the Russia international.
Valencia possible starting lineup: Cillessen; Costa, Gabriel Paulista, Mangala, Gaya; Torres, Parejo, Wass, Vallejo; Gameiro, Gomez
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Palmieri; Kante, Jorginho; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham
Last five meetings: Valencia vs Chelsea
17 September 2019: Chelsea 0-1 Valencia (Champions League)
06 December 2011: Chelsea 3-0 Valencia (Champions League)
28 September 2011: Valencia 1-1 Chelsea (Champions League)
11 December 2007: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia (Champions League)
03 October 2007: Valencia 1-2 Chelsea (Champions League)
Aggregate Score: Valencia (WLDDL) 3-6 Chelsea (LWDDW)