Read what Lampard has to say about Chelsea’s next Champions League game with Valencia

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The Champions League group H is still very open as three teams have a huge chance of making it to the knockout stage.

Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia are all tied on seven points with two games left to play for all teams in the group.

Chelsea’s next Champions League game is against Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium on November 27, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has looked back at the opening group game defeat to the Spaniards and wished his side got a draw in a game where Chelsea were by far the better side.

Lampard said: “It’s tough. You kick yourself, because a draw in the Valencia game here would have got us off to a good start and the group would look differently. But this group was always going to be quite tight. There was a feeling teams would take points off each other. We’re in it. We have a lot of work to do, and we must focus on that for what it is.

“The performances we put on in Lille and Ajax in terms of traveling in Europe – which is always difficult to do, wherever you go – should give us confidence. Valencia have had a great result and they are going to sniff they could go through as well. It will be a whole new tough challenge we will have to take on.”

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