Valencia Vs Chelsea: Predicted lineups of Chelsea and Valencia in the 5th round of the Champions League group stage round.
Valencia will host Chelsea in the Champions League group stage round 5, this game is really crucial for both sides as Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia are on the same number of points and dropping points from hereon will be fatal.
Frank Lampard in the press conference has revealed the players who would be missing the game, Callum Hudson Odoi, Antonio Rudiger and Ross Barkley would be the regular players who would be missing the game.
Chelsea would not find it hard to manage without them since Christian Pulisic and Lucas Tomori have hitten form for the Blues in the last few matches.
Currently, in the Premier League, Chelsea is performing beyond the expectations people had from them at the start of the season. The Blues are currently at the 4th spot after slipping in position while losing to Manchester City.
On the other hand, Valencia is having an inconsistent season and are struggling to maintain their performances, they currently stand at the 10th position in La Liga and also struggling to qualify for the round of 16.
This would have not been the case if Chelsea had secured their chances in the reverse tie, which would’ve solved group’s qualification uncertainty.
The Bats will be without Denis Cheryshev, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes and Mouctar Diakhaby, and even though they are playing at home, they still might lose the game.
With this, let’s look at the predicted lineups of both teams ahead of the game tonight.
Probable lineups in Valencia Vs Chelsea
Chelsea probable lineup: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic
Valencia predicted lineup: Cillessen; Wass, Garay, Paulista, Costa; Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Torres; Gomes, Rodrigo