Chelsea vs Valencia
Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues have got a new name to chant aloud – Tammy Abraham. At the start of the season, the team was considered to be in a difficult situation. They had lost their talisman, Eden Hazard, experienced manager Maurizio Sarri had been replaced by a comparatively amateur Frank Lampard, and on top of all this, they were dealt with a transfer ban.
The side had no option but to turn to their academy products, and how the kids have responded!
At present, the 21-year-old Abraham leads the Golden Boot race along with Kun Aguero, and his manager has vowed fans that the player will maintain his scoring streak.
And to be honest, it’s about time Lampard was given a break. He had a terrible start to the job as the opening game saw close rivals Manchester United defeating his boys 4-0, but since then his boys have avoided a loss, and with a tighter defense, the team could really go far.
The incoming Spanish contingent will surely target the weakness of the Blues at the back. But to be fair, Valencia too have problems of their own with their backline. Just the last day, Spanish champions Barcelona had slotted in five past them, and that too without two of their main attackers – Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele.
Moreover, Albert Celades’s men have been able to record a single league win so far, and that too against a newly-promoted Mallorca, at home.
Chelsea vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Spaniards are winless in the previous 12 years.
- Only once has the English outfit failed to find the back of the net.
- The last time these two met, Chelsea recorded a 3-0 win at home.
- Los Ches failed to find the back of the net in their last two outings.
Chelsea vs Valencia Prediction
Despite their shaky start, the Blues have managed to get back on track, and especially on the scoring front. The team has scored a total of ten goals from their last three fixtures and five from the last tie alone.
Importantly, they have the home advantage, and for sure this will be the biggest factor to determine the outcome of the match-up. Lampard’s men are unbeaten this whole year in front of the home crowd, except for their FA Cup loss against United, whereas, Valencia lost all of their away ties this campaign.
Moreover, the visitors are also winless in h2h clashes in the prior 12 years and even failed to score in their former two visits.
Consequentially, count on the hosts to reign supreme on the pitch this Tuesday.
Chelsea vs Valencia Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
To Open the Scoring: Chelsea @ 1.60 (3/5).