VAL Vs CHE Dream 11 Match Prediction: Winners from today’s imminent clash assure themselves of qualification from a tight group.
With three teams finding themselves slumped on seven points in Group H of the Champions League, the final two rounds of the showpiece global tournament are set to be contested in extremely fiery and feisty fashion. One of the most tightly contested groups in the tournament, Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia all find themselves in contention of qualifying from the group with the top two spots thrown wide open for any of these three sides.
It’s a gripping narrative, one which makes today’s encounter between Valencia and Chelsea an intriguing and enthralling affair with the winner of this tie sealing qualification from the group with a match to spare. Given the gargantuan prize at stake, either side will be looking to leave no stone unturned and spare no expense in sealing the three points from this clash.
The two sides had last squared off against each other in their tournament opener, a match which saw Valencia stun, Chelsea, as they cantered their way to the full points from the tie at Stamford Bridge. Although the encounter still came in the early days of Frank Lampard’s reign at the club, it’s a result which will make the side from London extremely cautious when the two meet on the field today.
Chelsea comes into today’s encounter in immense momentum in the Champions League with the club coming back from a 4-1 deficit to draw 4-4- with Ajax the last time around as the club put in place a pulsating performance to showcase immense fight and character. Elsewhere, currently in third place, Valencia thumped Lille in their foregone outing, a 4-1win which saw them revive a floundering campaign to throw themselves back in the mix for a spot in the proceeding round.
Probable Playing 11
- Valencia are stricken with a plethora of injuries at the moment with Denis Cheryshev, Ruben Sorino, Mouctar Diakhaby, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Piccini, and Geoffrey Kondogbia all ruled out for the side for this match.
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger all continue to miss out for Chelsea with the players yet to recover from their injury plight.
Cillessen (GK), Costa, Gabriel Paulista, Mangala, Gaya, Torres, Parejo, Wass, Vallejo, Gameiro, Gomez
Arrizabalaga (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Tomori, Emerson Palmeiri, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Valencia Vs Chelsea Group H
Date And Time: 27th November, Wednesday- 11:25 pm IST
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Costa, Torres, Parejo, Vallejo
- Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kante, Pulisic
Top Goal Scorer
- Parejo: 6 Goals, 2 Assists
- Abraham: 10 Goals, 2 Assists
Dream 11 Picks
While Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga’s skill set is well documented, the goal-keeper has faced backlash recently owing to his vulnerability to let go through goals which should have been otherwise kept out. The shot stopper will be out looking for redemption today as he looks to assert himself as a custodian of Chelsea’s goal and we envision him pulling off some articulate saves today.
With Chelsea’s left-back, Emerson Palmieri set to play his first match in the Champions League come today, the defender is an instant pick for us as well for this tie. The player is someone who has an ability to gallop down the pitch, making him someone always capable of coming up with either a goal or assist to offer pristine value for our Dream 11 side.
We are choosing Chelsea’s CB, Fikayo Tomori as well for today’s encounter with the visiting side looking the way the likelier unit to keep a clean sheet from this one while from the home side we finally have our first player come into our side in the form of Jaume Costa.
Welcoming N’Golo Kante back into their fold, Chelsea has been massively bolstered by the return of someone who is undoubtedly the most integral player for the side. And over the course of the last year, Kante has grown in stature with the player emerging as a complete midfielder, something which was epitomised with his goal against Manchester City at the weekend.
Mason Mount has started waning in form, something which saw him play only as a substitute against Manchester City but the midfielder continues to remain who has an innate ability to scour through defences and pummel them with a hoard of shots. Cristian Pulisic comes in as well from the side with the player being in tremendous form recently, something which has seen him become a regular feature of his side’s playing 11 across all tournaments.
From the home side meanwhile we have divulged in the services of a partnership, one made up of Daniel Parejo and Ferran Torres. With the 6 goals and 2 assists, Parejo is the leading the ranks of goal scorers for Valencia and will be handed over a heavy onus of making the most of a Chelsea defence prone to going off to sleep and shipping in goals.
Chelsea’s leading goal scorer with the 10 goals and 2 assists, Tammy Abraham is the first name we are ingraining into our Dream 11 side for this encounter while form Valencia we have opted for Maxi Gomez to bring an end to our proceedings for today’s imminent fixture.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pulisic has been selected to captain our side for this one while Abraham will be our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.