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Chelsea must head to the Mestalla Stadium with one thing in mind – to get a victory against Valencia in the Champions League clash on Wednesday night.
While a win for Chelsea will see the Blues seal qualification to the knockout stages of the tournament, a draw could be a very risky result for Chelsea and a defeat is a no go area.
After four games played in the Champions League group H, Chelsea, Manchester United and Ajax are all tied with 7 points. While Chelsea have a better head to head against group leaders Ajax, the Blues are currently second in the group as Frank Lampard’s side has a lower head to head against Valencia.
The only way Chelsea can better their head to head against Valencia is to get a win against the Spaniards on Wednesday, and that will mean automatic qualification for the Blues who will now have 10 points – 3 points more than the Spanish side and a better head to head, making it impossible for Valencia to top Chelsea no matter the outcome in our final game agaist Lille.
Already, Chelsea have a better head to head against Ajax, and the Blues must now better their head to head against Valencia by targeting a win on Wednesday night.
Also, the Blues must try to get the win at the Mestalla and lessen the pressure on the team for the final game against Lille. While it might look a winnable game on paper, this is the Champions League.
A draw could also kill Chelsea’s chances of qualifying as group leaders.
The 4-4 comeback against Ajax last time out has proven to be a massive result for Chelsea, and the Blues should look to seal qualification at the Mestalla Stadium.