Chelsea Lock Horns With Valencia In UEFA Champions League Match


Chelsea FC welcome Valencia to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening and Chelsea's manager Frank Lampard is expecting a tough match.


Lampard has said their target in the Champions League this season, is to get through to the knockout stages.

Ahead of the game, Lampard told the media: ‘” I think the target is to qualify from the group.

It’s a tough group but I have enough believed in the players.

“The Champions League is almost in two parts.

The group phase before Christmas and the knockouts after.

“I believe we can get through but we’re aware it’s going to be tough.

If you get through it’s up for grabs in the next phase.

“I’m confident we can get through but fully aware of the dangers of the group.”

On scouting Valencia, he added: “I’m expecting a tough match.

“It’s not easy to analyze a game against Barcelona [who Valencia lost to this weekend] as they make it hard for everybody.

“They’re very organised and hard to break down and can be very dangerous on the counter-attack.

It will be a good test.”

Stamford Bridge will be full of atmosphere as Blues fans welcome back the most prestigious competition in club football.

Chelsea are in Group H along with Lille, Ajax and Valencia.