Juan Mata makes his return to the Mestalla as a member of the English giants to battle his former team-mates on matchday two of the Champions League
Miguel, Ruiz, Rami, Mathieu
Hernandez, Canales, Jordi Alba
Bosingwa, Terry, Ivanovic, Cole
Meireles, Mikel, Ramires
Anelka, Torres, Mata
For the London side, Frank Lampard could once again miss out after being benched for the weekend win over Swansea. Fernando Torres will return to Spain and is likely to start given the domestic ban he faces following his sending off on Saturday. But the chief storyline goes to Juan Mata, who after four seasons at the Mestalla, returns wearing the blue of Chelsea.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Valencia and Chelsea met in the 2006-07 Champions League quarterfinals with the English side winning 3-2 on aggregate.
- The Spanish have one point in Group E after drawing 0-0 with Genk in the first match of their cup campaign.
- Andre Villas-Boas' men have three points after defeating Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 in the first game.
- Valencia is coming off a 2-2 draw with Barcelona and a 1-0 loss to Sevilla.
- Chelsea defeated Swansea City 4-1 at the weekend.
- Torres was shown a red card on Saturday in the league encounter, but the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool star has scored in consecutive games for Chelsea for the first time.