FT: Chelsea 0-1 Valencia. Huge missed opportunity for Chelsea who remain very inconsistent under Frank Lampard. There will be an inquisition into why Barkley decided he was the one to take the penalty that he then missed after VAR had given Chelsea a lifeline. Valenica arrived here in chaos, but it is them who take all three points. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye.
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Chelsea - Valencia CF
Champions League - 17 September 2019
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Further time wasting from Valencia with Mouctar Diakhaby on for Cheryshev.
Change for Valencia to waste a bit of time with Lee Kangin on for Rodrigo. Four added minutes here.
Incredible drama here. Very dubious penalty - can Wass get his hand out of the way? Then, normal penalty taker Jorginho is overruled and Barkley misses. A nightmare sequence for Chelsea.
MISSED!!! Barkley raced over to grab the ball and take the spot kick, ahead of Jorginho, and the England midfielder misses, blazing the ball over the top.
The referee has gone over to have another look and... PENALTY! Handball against Wass.
VAR VAR! The ball seems to hit the arm of Wass in the penalty area. Nothing is given on the pitch, but it is being checked now by the Video Assistant Referee.
Barkley does well to jink his way past two men, drills for goal, but it is deflected behind for a corner.
Chelsea toiling away here but not really creating a great deal.
Change for Chelsea with Kovacic replaced by Ross Barkley.
Not quite got the defensive solidity right as yet...
Pedro fires a cross into the middle, Abraham is there but his touch lets him down. Not happened for the youngster tonight.
Another move right off the training ground as Dani Parejo clips a free-kick in towards the near post, Rodrigo times his run perfectly, and just gets the faintest of touches to flick the ball into the net past Kepa.
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Chelsea 0-1 Valencia. Rodrigo guides a free-kick into the net to give the visitors the lead.
Change for Chelsea, with Olivier Giroud on in place of Zouma. Change of shape coming up.
Here comes a change, but it is Valencia with it. Maxi Gomez is coming on for Gameiro.
Big chance for Willian to lay the ball through for Pedro, who was in space, but he takes the wrong option and is tackled.
Willian threads it through for Azpilicueta, but his cross is blocked.
Christian Pulisic and Michy Batshuayi receive a warm reception from the Chelsea faithful as they set off on their warm-ups down the right-hand touchline.
SAVE! Alonso is the man to take the free kick, which he curls low, underneath the wall, but Cillessen is again down to make the save.
Free-kick to Chelsea this time in a dangerous position. Gaya lucky to escape a caution.
No substitutes warming up here, suggesting Lampard is happy to be patient.
Bring back the chaos!
CHANCE! Right off the training ground, Gameiro drops out to the edge of the box to collect the corner to his feet, shoots for goal first time, but lofts it over the top. Nice move, poorly finished off.
Free-kick to Valencia is a dangerous position here. Pedro with the foul.
Valencia have started this second half the stronger and are enjoying plenty of the ball.
Valencia have their first attempt of the half as Cheryshev curls a speculative effort wide from long range.
Valencia playing some nice stuff but their moves break down when it comes down to the final pass.
Azpilicueta gets to the byline but again he cannot get the cross past the first man.
Valencia get the second half under way.
All the goals in Austria this evening...
Not the scoreline a previous Chelsea manager wanted this evening...
HT: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia. Willian comes close right at the end of the half as he forces a fine save from Cillessen but Chelsea have not really been at it so far. Valencia have looked comfortable, with Frank Lampard's Champions League managerial debut not really going to plan as yet.
Two minutes of added time here at the end of the first half.
Good pressure at the end of the half for Chelsea. Valencia have everyone behind the ball.
CHANCE! What a goal that would have been! Great ball over the top for Willian, who brings it down on his chest but cannot keep his strike for goal on target.
Willian looks the most likely Chelsea player here to break the deadlock. He again runs past several defenders but Azpilicueta is on his heels.
Valencia still relatively untroubled here. Has not been the greatest match in truth...
Better from Chelsea as Tomori bursts into the area, gets a bit of luck, but his cross evades everyone.
CLOSE! Nice sashay from Willian to get past his man, but he drags his shot just wide.
Another yellow card, this time for Jorginho as he is the latest to lunge in.
Lovely cutback into the path of Gameiro, who fires for goal first time, but it hits his own man, Rodrigo, and Chelsea clear.
Valencia continue to throw their weight around here. They look comfortable so far.
Abraham climbs highest to meet a cross but cannot guide his header on target.
Willian tries to clip the ball forward for Pedro but it is just too far for the Spaniard.
Chelsea not happy with the tackle that ended Mount's match...
Alonso is forward again but his low cross is blocked.
Last ditch defending from Christensen as he scrambles the ball clear to snuff out a Valencia attack.
A little flat from a Chelsea side that scored five at the weekend so far.
Jorginho has found his range here early on, spraying passes crossfield whenever he gets chance.
The commentator's curse as Mount limps off to be replaced by Pedro.
Worry for Chelsea as Mason Mount looks to be limping, but he appears fine to continue.
Wild challenge from former Arsenal man Francis Coquelin sees him go into the boo early here.
Good spell this for Chelsea as Marcso Alonso then heads on target.
CHANCE! First opening for Chelsea. Willian does well to release Cesar Azpilicueta on the right-hand side of the box. Abraham connects with his cut-back at the near post but Cillessen puts it out for the corner.
Jorginho launches a looping pass over the Valencia defence. Abraham looks to get on the end of it but the 'keeper is out quickly to gather it. The two sides just playing their way into the game at the moment.
A few early challenges flying in here. Chelsea lining up with a back three once more.
KICK OFF! We are up and running at Stamford Bridge.
The famous tune is back! That can mean only one thing - we are minutes away from kick off!
Disgruntled Valencia fans making their feelings known...
THREE IN A ROW: Valencia have reached the Champions League in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2012-13 (three in a row), which was also the last time they made it to the knockout stages of the competition, before being knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16. Still, not enough for Marcelino to avoid the chop…
EUROPEAN PROWESS: Chelsea didn't lose a single match in European competition in 2018-19, winning 12 and drawing three of their 15 matches in the Europa League on the way to winning the final and qualifying for the 2019-20 Champions League.
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HEAD TO HEAD: Chelsea and Valencia have met six times previously in European competition, with the Spanish club not winning any of these matches (D3 L3).
ZOUMA IN, ABRAHAM LEADS LINE: Hat-trick hero from the weekend Tammy Abraham leads the line for Chelsea this evening, with Kurt Zouma coming in for the injured Antonio Rudgier as the only change from the side that won at Wolves. There is plenty of pace up front for Valencia in Rodrigo, Kevin Gameiro and Denis Cheryshev. Ex-Arsenal duo Gabriel and Francis Coquelin also start.
TEAM NEWS – CHELSEA: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Willian, Abraham… Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic, Batshuayi, Guehi. /// VALENCIA: Cillessen, Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Coquelin, Parejo, Kondogbia, Cheryshev, Rodrigo, Gameiro… Subs: Domenech, Juanme, Guedes, Diakhaby, Lee, Torres, Gomez.
The teams are in…
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea's Champions League Group H opener with Spanish side Valencia from Stamford Bridge. Back in the big time after a successful season in the Europa League, manager Frank Lampard takes charge of his first Champions League tie - a competition he won as a player in 2012. Valencia are in disarray after the surprise sacking of popular coach Marcelino. Albert Celades' reign got off to a rather underwhelming start after Valencia were drubbed 5-2 at Barcelona at the weekend. Perfect opponents for a Chelsea side in transition? I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!