Valencia vs Chelsea. UEFA Champions League Group H.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019 16:44, UK
Team news, stats and prediction as Chelsea travel to Valencia in the Champions League.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss Chelsea's Champions League clash at Valencia on Wednesday (5.55pm kick-off).
Hudson-Odoi picked up a minor hamstring injury on England duty, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes he will be ready to feature in Saturday's Premier League battle against West Ham.
Antonio Rudiger remains sidelined but is closing in on a return from a long-term pelvic problem, while Ross Barkley did not travel to Spain.
Valencia may opt for Kevin Gameiro up front, but Denis Cheryshev's return from injury may have come too late for this clash.
The winner of this game will go through to the knockout stages, leaving the loser to battle it out with Ajax for second spot.
A draw would make for a fascinating final round of matches.
This is a very good game. Valencia beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are much improved since and you could see that against Manchester City. This is the most exciting Chelsea team I have seen. It does not have the same quality as the one which involved John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, but they are far more exciting to watch.
Chelsea were outstanding for 30 minutes at the Etihad - it was more City-like than not. They didn't get anything and that tells you something though. Valencia do not score a lot, but they do not concede. The Chelsea results against Ajax will be enough to see them through, but I am going for a defeat here. It will be a learning curve for the team. Lampard is using the same players here, so it does take its toll, especially in the demanding games. Injuries could lead to downfall.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0 (12/1 with Sky Bet)