Champions League: Face Valencia, Chelsea without 5 players

without five players at home to Valencia at Stamford Brigde in the Champions League group stage H on Wednesday (18/09/2019) at 02:00 WIB.

The information was delivered directly by the manager of the Blues, Frank Lampard, in a press conference held Monday, (09/16/2019) local time.

As reported by 101 Great Goals , the five players who are confirmed to be absent are Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, and Emerson.

As is known, Antonio Free prediction site Rudiger suffered an injury in the first round when Chelsea faced Wolve on Saturday (09/14/2019). Lampard has confirmed that the German midfielder needs a break to recover his injury.

Ngolo Kante was also absent in the first week of the H group stage against Valencia because of an injury. The French pass midfielder has been injured since the second week of the Premier League against Leicester City 18 August 2019.

Since then, Kante has not yet returned to play with the Blues. Reportedly, Lampard was reluctant to rush to bring Kante to the field so that the injury did not get worse.

Furthermore, two young Chelsea players Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James who also pulled over from the main squad. The report writes that both will focus more on the U-23 club team match.

While the future of Emerson Palmieri is still unclear. He suffered a hamstring injury while defending the Italian national team against Finland in the 2020 European Cup qualifiers. Since then, the defender born in Sao Paulo, Brazil was reportedly absent long-term.2 of 2 pages


Callum Hudson-Odoi
6. Callum Hudson-Odoi (18 Years) – The target of Bayern Munich’s Wonderkid can finally be defended by Chelsea in the last transfer window. Still not appearing this season because of an injury that is likely to recover next week. (AFP / Adrian Dennis)

The absence of these five players certainly brings its own losses for  Chelsea. Because, Valencia is not a club that can easily be defeated.

Not to mention the Premier League competition which will present the Big Match in the sixth week of the 2019-20 season. Chelsea will host Liverpool on Sunday (09/22/2019) or four days after the Champions League allowance.

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