A 5-2 in football is certainly not a commonplace result. However, it is the latest result that has seen both the Blues and the Taronges finish their dress rehearsal in the national league this weekend. The difference being that Murciélagos scored a 2-5 clap at Barcelona in the first game under coach Albert Celades, while Londoners celebrated a remarkable 5-2 away win at the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Accordingly, the starting position before the first matchday in the Champions League Group H, where Chelsea is considered the big favorite for the group win, from. Accordingly, Chelsea against Valencia, according to quotas of the bookmakers at the home Stamford Bridge in the clear favorites role.
No wonder, because not only have the Blues not lost their previous three home games against Los Che, but they are still generally unbeaten in six encounters against the club from the Spanish east coast.
But: What also plays a role in the Chelsea against Valencia for the forecast, is the latest negative series of the Blues against representatives from La Liga. Only one of the last eight duels with Spanish clubs could win the reigning Europa League winner (four draws, three defeats). Nevertheless, the Taronges stood so close to each other in the meantime that we at Chelsea against Valencia consider a tip on the home win in the sum but for the most part without alternative.
The anticipation of the blues for the Champions League is great, after the 2012 triumphant had to make do with the Europa League last season because of losing the top four in the 2017/18 Premier League season. With a loud bang, the only London club that could ever win this competition, but now back.
So Chelsea was not only third in the past season in England behind the defenders Manchester City and Liverpool FC, but also won for the second time in history the Europa League.
For the 16th time it is for the Blues thus in the premier class, where they only missed the qualification for the knockout stages in the 2012/13 season. The momentum that they bring with them from the Europa League is still gigantic, because in the entire 2018/19 season, there was not one single defeat for the British side in the second most important European competition for club teams (twelve wins, three draws).
The UEFA Super Cup, which lost to Liverpool FC after a 2-2 draw with a penalty shoot-out, has lost its last official defeat in a UEFA competition to a 3-0 in Barcelona in March 2018.
Now it is – depending on the counting method – either to expand the series of preseason or just to start a new series, for which Chelsea against Valencia according to the odds of bookmakers is the clear favorite. No wonder, because against the Taronges there was so far in six comparisons not a single defeat. In addition, the Londoners connect with the Spaniards a very good omen.
So Chelsea joined on the way to handle pot in the 2011/12 season also in the group stage against Valencia – and celebrated after a 1-1 draw at the Spanish east coast at home a clear 3-0 win.
This time, three goals in the face of the fulminating offensive, which made five goals at the weekend Europa League member Wolverhampton, by no means utopian. At least, the blues have scored at least three goals in five of their last eight European matches. Of course, club icon Frank Lampard would be less satisfied on the coaching bench, but with less if the three points remain at Stamford Bridge.
Actually, on the Spanish east coast these days still peace, joy, pancakes should prevail. Only four months ago, the two-time Champions League finalists (2000 and 2001) won the Copa del Rey for the eighth time in club history – mind you with a 2-1 win over FC Barcelona in the final.
In addition, fourth place in La Liga was brought across the finish line despite a temporary weakness, bringing the last inconsistent club again in the premier class of the game.
Actually, these are two reasons for ecstatic joy, but instead the season started with two setbacks. There was a 1-1 win against Real Sociedad before the match was lost 1-0 to Celta Vigo. Although on the third match day against newly promoted Mallorca, the first threesome, but during the international break success coach Marcelino García had to pack his bags anyway.
How this could happen, is not only the uninitiated likely to this day a mystery. Kolportiert but is very clear that club owner Peter Lim has overcome some time ago with the coach. Reason for the dispute: Different ideas in the transfer policy. Ultimately, this speaks only more against the owner from Singapore, who has already installed the eighth coach in five years in association with Albert Celades.
Bitter: Sports director Alemany, who was also an important protagonist of the recent upswing of the Taronges as Marcelinho confidant, according to insider reports According to emigration, which caused the resentment on the part of the fans again. Already in the 2-5 clash in Barcelona, the team was also very impressed against an opponent, which also was not so round so far and also had to do without his injured superstar Messi.
According to Chelsea against Valencia, the tip to be on the “blues” seems no alternative, although the Murciélagos after all have a strong record in their twelfth participation in the Champions League group stage. Only six of the last 19 away games in England have lost “Los Che” (ten draws, three wins).
But: The flaw still remains the offensive that has suffered again this summer under the departure of Santi Mina and Simone Zaza. In the last five away games in the Champions League, Valencia CF scored only one goal. So it will be very difficult at Stamford Bridge.