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It wasn’t an easy evening for the Blues at the Mestalla Stadium on Wednesday, as Valencia played a 2-2 with Frank Lampard’s side, and Chelsea were forced to hang on late in the game.
It was a difficult night for Andreas Christensen who only just returned to the side after being out of action for over a month due to injury.
Christensen looked really rusty at the Mestalla, but he was pleased that Chelsea have it in their own hands to secure Champions League qualification for the next round.
“Qualification would be massive for us. We look at ourselves as a team that belongs in the Champions League,” Christensen told the Evening Standard. “That was the message before the game and was why we wanted to finish it off.
“We don’t want to wait but we had in our minds if it was tight at the end, we didn’t want to do anything stupid because we fancy ourselves at home. We will just look at ourselves.”
Chelsea were unable to control the game late on aa Valencia kept bombarding the Chelsea defence with attack after attack, but the Blues were able to overcome the scare and leave the Mestalla with a draw.
“We wanted to have a little bit more control at the end,” he said. “But we hung in there and got a good result in a difficult place. Now it is up to ourselves at home to go through. I think we can be happy with that situation even though we wanted to finish it off here.”