Chelsea v. Valencia September 17, 2019 Stamford Bridge, 3PM EST Video: B/R Live; Radio: Chelsea app? Not sure. Chelsea are back on the big stage and face Valencia in their first Champions League action since March 14, 2018, losing to Barcelona 3-0 in the Round of 16 (4-1 agg). A fast start in a group also including Ajax and Lille would be welcome, especially at home. Our history with Valencia is all of six games - dating back to April 2007, a 1-1 draw. We've not lost to Valencia and have an overall record of 3W-3D against The Oranges. They qualified by finishing 4th in La Liga with 61 points, behind Barca, Atletico, and Real. They did, however, win the Copa del Rey, which is interesting because their recently-fired manager, Marcelino Garcia Toral, thinks this is what caused his sacking. On the note of that sacking, the Valencia players are in silent protest leading up to this match. Interesting. They currently sit in 13th place with 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 losses after losing 5-2 to Barcelona. Chelsea also had a 5-2 result, albeit in their favor, after thrashing Wolves away from home. We currently sit in 6th place (technically a 5-way tie for third based on goal differential). Rudiger is out (groin) and Kante, CHO, and James are not match-ready, according to Lampard. C'mon Blues.