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The teams are out and we’re moments away from kick-off!
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Ex-Arsenal boys Coquelin and Gabriel start for Valencia this evening, while Russian Euro star Denis Cheryshev will look to cause trouble for the Blues following Marcelino's untimely sacking.
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Just one change to the Chelsea side which beat Wolves on the weekend with Kurt Zouma coming in for the injured Antonio Rudiger in Chelsea's three-man defence.
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Valencia XI: Cillessen, Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Coquelin, Parejo, Kondogbia, Cheryshev, Rodrigo, Gameiro. Subs: Domenech, Juanme, Guedes, Diakhaby, Lee, Torres, Gomez.
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Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zouma, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Willian, Abraham. Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic, Batshuayi, Guehi.
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The team news will be out shortly!
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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of this Premier League clash between Chelsea and Valencia, live from Stamford Bridge!
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And we're off! Abraham gets the game started for Chelsea.
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Tomori succumbs under some pressure in the Chelsea half and gives away a throw-in. Valencia take it quickly and try to work a cross in, but possession is lost and Chelsea build up from the back.
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Both sides have started with high energy this evening, closing down defenders quickly who attempt to pass around at the back.
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Chance! Azpilicueta links up very well with Willian down the right-wing and plays a cross toward the near post. Abraham meets it on the volley from close range, but it's deflected out for a corner by the keeper's save!
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Willian swings the corner towards the far post which is met by the head of Alonso who heads straight into the arms of Cillessen for an easy save.
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Mason Mount whips a salty corner into the area which Abraham almost gets his head onto! It's however cleared away by a proud Valencian head.
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Yellow card: Coquelin is awarded a yellow card for playing off a pass, but coming down hard onto Mount's ankle with the follow-through. Painful!
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Play is eventually resumed following Mount's injury. Willian swings a free-kick into the area, but it goes straight into the arms of Cillessen who holds.
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We've been watching Mason Mount attempt to continue playing following that challenge from Coquelin, but he's finally gone down to the ground and will require a sub.
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Substitution for Chelsea: Mason Mount is finally replaced by Pedro, following a painful-looking challenge by Coquelin earlier in the match.
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Kovacic dinks the ball into the area finding the chest of Abraham who controls, turns and shoots - but the ref's whistle had already blown for a foul on the defender. Positive play from Chelsea!
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Chance for Gaya! Parejo dinks a ball over the top for an unmarked Gaya in the area! He attempts to loop a first-time header into the back of the net, but Kepa is able to hold fairly easily.
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Willian finds the feet of Alonso inside the area on the left. The left-back touches the ball towards the byline and crosses, but it's blocked out for a corner. Pedro sends the corner in, but the ball is cleared all the way to Chelsea's half.
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Willian tries to find Pedro in the area following some very good link-up play with Kovacic and Jorginho, but his pass finds it's way through to Cillessen.
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Chance! Pedro whips a cross into the area from the right in search for Abraham at the near post, but the striker's header can only be directed across the face of goal.
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Rodrigo shoots! Gaya is played down the left-wing and cuts the ball back to Rodrigo outside the area. He hits an effort first-time which is blocked by a wall of Chelsea defenders! Valencia almost sneak a surprise lead there.
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Yellow card: Jorginho is booked for sliding late into Kondogbia as he tried to clear outside the Valencia area.
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Willian works a shot! The Brazilian picks up the ball in the middle of the park and does brilliantly to jink his way past two or three players before firing a shot from range! The effort is however dragged wide of the left post.
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Chance! Tomori is given space to bombard his way into the area! He tries to slip a pass through to Abraham which is blocked and falls back to his feet. He continues his drive down the left and crosses to Azpilicueta at the far post, but it's not accurate.
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Willian goes on a great run! He picks it up from the middle again and drives into the area after beating a couple players comfortably. He tries to slip the ball discreetly to Azpilicueta on the right, but the right-back is not alert to the pass.
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Chance! Kovacic pings the ball superbly into the area which Willian is able to chest down and volley, but can only fire the ball high over the bar under pressure from a defender.
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Azpilicueta attempts a cross from the right which is blocked out for a corner. The ball is crossed in and comes out to Pedro who shoots from range but has his effort immediately blocked.
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There will be a minimum of 2 minutes added time.
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Valencia get the game restarted for the second half!
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Willian swings a corner into the area which is headed by Abraham toward Tomori in the six-yard box - but the defender can't react fast enough to direct his header goalward, as his attempt goes away from goal.
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And that's half-time! A half dominated by Chelsea comes to an end, although Valencia did have a few sniffs at goal here and there. The score at half-time: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia.
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Big chance! Azpilicueta crosses to the feet of Willian who controls in the area and smashes a volley towards the near post which Cillessen parries away! The ball falls back to WIllian at a wider angle who crosses back in, but can't pick out a teammate!
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Cheryshev has a pop with his left foot from 30-yards out, but Kepa knows the ball is travelling off-target as it bounces out for a goal-kick.
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After a neat spell of possession by Valencia, Gameiro's pass is cut-out by Tomori and Chelsea look to build up patiently from the middle of the park.
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Wass wins a free-kick for Valencia in a good crossing position after being brought down by Pedro. Parejo stands over the free-kick. He delivers in, and Alonso heads out for a corner.
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Chance! Parejo rolls a quick-corner to Gaya just inside the area who fires a one-touch effort towards goal which sails over the bar! Chelsea caught sleeping there.
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There's a break in play as Cheryshev is down hurt following a challenge from Azpilicueta. He looks fine to continue, however.
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Save! Alonso fires a low free-kick around the wall towards the bottom right corner which Cillessen parries out for a corner! The corner is swung into the box which Alonso heads high and into the arms of the active Cillessen.
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Shot! A short-corner by Valencia is played to the Wass outside the area who fires a first-time effort over the bar! The away side won't be settling for a draw this evening.
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Willian slips the ball to Azpilicueta inside the area on the right who attempts to fire the ball across the face of goal, but it's blocked out for a corner. Willian swings it in, but it comes to nothing.
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Good chance for Chelsea! Willian plays a neat one-two with Abraham and drives into the area, but is muscled off the ball before being able to get a shot away!
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Giroud is instructed to warm up from the bench.
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Parejo crosses a free-kick into the Chelsea area but puts too much behind it, as the ball flies straight out for a goal-kick.
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Substitution for Chelsea: Giroud comes on for Zouma in a tactical switch. A positive attacking change for Chelsea!
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GOAL! Rodrigo gives Valencia a shock lead! Parejo dinks a free-kick into the area which Rodrigo runs onto and directs a faint volley into the ground and up into the roof of the net from close range! Chelsea 0-1 Valencia!
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Chelsea have reverted to a 4-4-2 formation following the recent change.
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Pedro crosses into the area in search for Abraham, but Garay heads away. Chelsea retain possession, however.
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Pedro crosses into the area again, this time finding the feet of Abraham. The powerful cross is however too difficult for Abraham to control and Valencia clear.
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Giroud shoots! The striker picks up the ball on the edge of the area and fires a left-footed shot straight at the keeper who holds. A well-struck effort, but too central to cause an issue.
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Substitution for Chelsea: Barkley comes on for Kovacic in a tactical switch.
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Barkley shoots! The substitute goes on a mazey run on the edge of the area and hits a right-footed effort across the face of goal which gets a knick and out for a corner. Good feet there.
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Possible penalty for Chelsea! The ref is reviewing a VAR reply for a potential handball by Wass in the box!
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Penalty given! After reviewing the VAR reply, the ref points to the spot for a handball by Wass! Barkley stands over the ball....
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IT'S A MISS!! Ross Barkley sent his penalty effort straight down the middle but off the top of the crossbar! Oh dear.
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There will be a minimum of 4 minutes added time! Can Chelsea pull one back?
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Substitution for Valencia: Diakhaby comes on for Cheryshev in a tactical switch.
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Pedro wins a free-kick for Chelsea in a dangerous crossing position on the right! Willian and Alonso step over it in the final minute of added time...
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The ball comes out to Alonso who heads back into the area, and Christensen heads wide!
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Close! Alonso goes straight for goal at the near post which Cillessen parries out for a corner!
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That's full-time! Valencia claim all three points following Rodrigo's 74th-minute goal against the run of play. Barkley couldn't help Chelsea's cause late on with a missed penalty in the final moments. Final score at Stamford Bridge: Chelsea 0-1 Valencia!
Chelsea
Valencia CF
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Goal Scorers
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74' Rodrigo Mo...
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Yellow Cards
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33' Jorginho
90' Olivier Gi...
9' Francis Coq...
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Kepa Arriza...
Marcos Alonso
Andreas Chr...
Jorginho
Tammy Abraham
Willian
Kurt Zouma
Mateo Kovacic
Mason Mount
César Azpil...
Fikayo Tomori
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9
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19
28
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9
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Gabriel Pau...
Geoffrey Ko...
Kevin Gameiro
Daniel Parejo
Denis Chery...
Jasper Cill...
José Gayá
Francis Coq...
Daniel Wass
Rodrigo Moreno
Ezequiel Garay
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Reserves
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Ross Barkley
Pedro
Willy Cabal...
Olivier Giroud
Christian P...
Michy Batsh...
Marc Guehi
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12
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Jaume Doménech
Jaume Costa
Gonçalo Guedes
Mouctar Dia...
Lee Kang-In
Ferrán Torres
Maxi Gómez