UEFA Champions League. H. Chelsea Group - Valencia, Ajax - Lille. Courses, types
On Tuesday at 21. The competition in the H. Chelsea group at Stamford Bridge will start against Valencia, while Ajax in Amsterdam at Johan Cruijff Arena with Lille will start.
Chelsea have a good series - they have not lost the last four matches, they have not lost as many as twelve matches at home and they have not lost any of the last six matches with the Valencia team. Frank Lampard's team started the season poorly, with a 0: 4 defeat at Manchester United, but with the following weeks they started to look better and better. In the last meeting he won away from Wolverhampton 5: 2. This season, "The Blues" will have to deal in the Champions League without Eden Hazard and David Luiz. Hudson-Odoi and Loftus Cheek complain of injuries. Faced with the transfer ban, the training staff gives young players a chance. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham take this opportunity.
Valencia is in a difficult time of the season. Quite unexpectedly and against the wishes of the players, coach Marcelino was dismissed. This was the result of changes in the club's management. The team has recently lost 2: 5 to Barcelona. It can not be hidden that the organizational mess translated into disorganization of the sports side. After four games in La Liga the team has barely four points and takes the thirteenth position in the table. In the summer, such players as Maxi Gomez, Jesper Cillessen and Thierry Correa came to the club. Carlos Soler and Piccini are injured in the Albert Celades team.
Ajax players in the previous Champions League have reached the semi-finals, and yet to play this season in the Champions League they had to appear in the qualifying rounds. Not without problems, but they dealt with PAOK (2: 2 and 3: 2) and APOEL (0: 0 and 2: 0). Today fans in Amsterdam will go to the match with reasonable optimism - the team of Erik ten Haga won at home five matches in a row, they also did not lose the last eleven matches. Of the ten games this season, Ajax have not lost any, and seven of them have won. The league is doing great offensive - as many as nineteen goals in five matches. Key players left in the summer, but the club gained new and promising ones - Edson Alvarez, Lisandro Martinez, Quincy Promes, Razvan Marina and Kika Pierie. In the band, only Donny van de Beek and Noussair Mazraoui complain about injuries.
Lille have lost three away games in a row. The team can't find its place after losing the leader and best scorer, Nicolas Pepe - they went to Arsenal. Rafael Leao and Tiago Mendes also left. They were replaced by Yusuf Yazici, Timothy Weah, Victor Osimhen, Benjamin Andre and above all Renato Sanches. Christophe Galtier's team returns to the European salons after the break. The last match the French club won with BATE Borisov 2: 0 in 2012. This season, the team looks great at their own stadium, but it's terrible at trips.
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