Valencia vs Chelsea 1-1 Highlights
56' [0-1] Frank Lampard
87' [1-1] Roberto Soldado (Penalty Goal)
Valencia and Chelsea compete in one of the best clashes in the UEFA Champions League 2011 Group fixtures. The match is held at Estadio de Mestalla on September 28, 2011 7:45 PM BST. Chelsea is currently on the top of Group E with three PTS while Valencia has got only one PTS and sits on the third position. However, Valencia actually led Barca 2-1 in the recent match which proves that Chelsea finds it hard keeping them quiet.
Valencia (4-4-1-1): Diego Alves; Miguel, Rami, Ruiz, Alba; Banega, Albelda, Hernandez, Mathieu; Canales; Soldado.
Subs: Guaita, Saltor, Maduro, Feghouli, Piatti, Parejo, Jonas.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Malouda, Torres, Mata.
Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Romeu, Drogba, Meireles, Kalou, Anelka.
Chelsea have done a good job in the UEFA Champions League 2011. The West London side beat out Sunderland on the match on September 10 and Leverkusen on the match on September 13. The team successfully won 4 – 1 goal over Swansea last Saturday. Before that, The Blues lost 3-1 to Manchester United. In total, The Blues have 4 wins from 6 in the Premier League. This week Chelsea, who hope to lift Europe's biggest club prize for the first time, travel to Valencia to clash on one of the toughest Group E assignment since Roman Abramovich bought the club eight years ago.
Valencia, who have reputation for nurturing talent, have enough talent to trouble Chelsea in the match. Valencia have won only two of their last nine Champions League games over Atletico Madrid on September 10 and Sporting de Gijon on September 17. Most importantly, Valencia held to a 2-2 draw the best team in the world Barcelona on September 21.
Valencia vs Chelsea highlights: Frank Lampard celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates Ramires and Fernando Torres
The Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who joined the Blues from Liverpool for £50 million last January, has scored in consecutive games. He famously said before the match, “I'm scoring for the Chelsea fans”
Petr Cech said that his teammates are ‘obsessed’ with winning the Champions League. He stated, “That's not the case. We are obsessed with the Champions League because this is a great competition to win. In a positive way we try to search for the victory”
Frank Lampard was reportedly very unhappy about being relegated to the bench for Saturday’s 4-1 win over Swansea City while Portuguese football manager Andre Villas-Boas found the right formula for £50 million striker Fernando Torres
Valencia vs Chelsea highlights