Frank Lampard takes charge of his first European fixture as Chelsea host Valencia in the UEFA Champions League this evening.
All of the sides’ past encounters came in the space of four and a half years, four alone taking place in 2007. The English club were 3-2 aggregate winners against Valencia in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, winning 2-1 at Mestalla after a 1-1 draw in west London; Chelsea went on to lose to Liverpool on penalties in the last four.
Chelsea also won 2-1 at Valencia in the following season’s group stage before a goalless draw in London. They went on to finish first in the section with Valencia fourth, and went all the way to that season’s final, losing to Manchester United – also in a shoot-out – in Moscow.
Chelsea’s run to glory in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League featured two games against Valencia in the group stage, Lampard scoring in a 1-1 draw at Mestalla on matchday two before the English club won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on matchday six, their sole home success against Valencia.
Tonight’s match will be shown live on BT Sport 3 from 7.15pm with live streaming on BTSport.com and via the BT Sport App.
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Napoli v Liverpool
BT Sport 2 – 7.00pm
Chelsea v Valencia
BT Sport 3 – 7.15pm
Dortmund v Barcelona
BT Sport ESPN – 8.00pm
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Olympiakos v Tottenham
BT Sport 2 – 5.15pm
Shakhtar v Manchester City
BT Sport 3 – 7.15pm
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
BT Sport ESPN – 7.45pm
PSG v Real Madrid
BT Sport 2 – 8.00pm
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