CL Preview: Chelsea v Valencia

Published On: December 5, 2011, 8:36 pm
Author:
Emmanuel McCarthy
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CHELSEA


Probable Line-Up: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Meireles, Ramires, Lampard, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata

Vs.

VALENCIA


Probable Line-Up: Alves, Miguel, Rami, Dealbert, Alba, Costa, Topal, Feghouli, Jonas, Mathieu, Soldado

TEAM NEWS

After being lucky not to be sent off within five minutes and otherwise enduring a difficult afternoon against Newcastle on Saturday, David Luiz may be considered too big a risk to play by Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, with Jose Bosingwa the likeliest addition and Branislav Ivanovic moving into the centre of defence. Fernando Torres is almost sure to be on the bench once more with Didier Drogba continuing in the central striking role, with no new injury worries to report for the hosts.

The likes of Jonas, Sofiane Feghouli and in-form striker Roberto Soldado were all rested for Valencia by coach Unai Emery for the weekend's 2-1 home win over Espanyol and will surely return for the visit to Stamford Bridge. Central defender Victor Ruiz is unlikely to be able to return yet, with Angel Dealbert set to continue in his place.

DID YOU KNOW?

A win would put Chelsea into the last 16, as would a goalless draw, which would see the Blues level with Valencia on points but through due to scoring an away goal in the reverse fixture between the two sides, a 1-1 draw on September 28.

Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday was only their second win in five games in all competitions

Valencia are one goal away from recording their 150th strike in the European Cup/Champions League over the years.

Fernando Torres is the only player to have scored more than one goal for the Blues in Europe so far this season, having netted twice during a 5-0 triumph over Genk on October 19.

The Liga side have won their last two Champions League matches, both at home, first a 3-1 success against Bayer Leverkusen before a 7-0 thumping of the Belgians.



-- malvin2525 (m) at 6-12-2011 05:11AM
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 Grin Angry Sad Shocked Cool Huh?
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-- slimtimz (m) at 6-12-2011 10:22AM
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THIS IS OUR TIME OF TRANSITION. ITS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE BEFORE THINGS STARTS GOING OUR WAY. BUT I KNOW OUR TIME WILL SURELY COME.
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-- jerye (m) at 6-12-2011 12:45PM
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chealsea vs valencia : This match is for valencia Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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-- wukari (m) at 6-12-2011 01:30PM
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CHELSEA will win
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-- PAULSKOLZ442 (m) at 6-12-2011 03:07PM
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 Lips Sealed
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-- Hollandear (m) at 6-12-2011 04:51PM
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Quote from: jerye on  6-12-2011 12:45PM
chealsea vs valencia : This match is for valencia Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Why not make a Wish?

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-- Idbabe (f) at 7-12-2011 01:07PM
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Chelsea 3, Val. 0
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-- Beklas (f) at 8-12-2011 12:33PM
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ok na
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