It is tough to know what to make of Chelsea so much this season. I had the opinion that this endeavor came around a little premature for Frank Lampard, and while there are clear frailties within his aspect, it must be stated the signs are promising.
Put bluntly: they score a lot and concede a whole lot — which certainly makes them an intriguing suggestion for the neutral. Unbeaten matches, Lampard sets his sights in which they welcome a Valencia facet in disarray.
The giants aren’t the miserly outfit who headed Manchester United all kinds of issues in last season’s competition. In La Liga, Los Ches both have lost both of the games away from Celta Vigo and Barcelona–the latter being a hammering –and the popular Marcelino’s sacking has generated a great deal of unrest.
Despite conceding six in their past two (and failing to acquire their opening couple of home games this season), I am backing Chelsea to acquire. Valencia seem there for the taking after their issues both on and off the pitch, and now I’ve been impressed by the attacking output of Chelsea year, particularly considering their relative inexperience. Credit for this goes entirely to Lampard. ??
It’ll be interesting to see if Lampard chooses for the in-form Tammy Abraham up-front or instead chooses the educated, experienced Olivier Giroud; whatever strategy he does take, but the mood around the Chelsea camp is a lot more optimistic than that which Valencia are moving through, and this could play a crucial role in determining Tuesday’s victor. ????