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Former Valencia favourite Juan Mata will be looking to impress on his return to the Mestalla this evening, with new club Chelsea keen to make it two out of two in the Champions League group stages.
The Blues saw off Bayer Leverkusen with relative ease at Stamford Bridge in their opening game but boss Andre Villas-Boas will know that this fixture will probably be their biggest test in Group E.
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Frank Lampard could once again miss out after being left out for the weekend win over Swansea but Fernando Torres is set to start on his return to his homeland, given the domestic ban he faces following his sending off on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Daniel Sturridge and long-term injury casualty Michael Essien are ruled out of the Mestalla showdown, with the luckless Ghanaian unlikely to play again this year.
Valencia chief Unai Emery will again go with one forward with Robert Soldado leading the attack, backed up by Jordi Alba, Sergio Canales and Pablo Hernandez. At the back, Victor Ruiz and Adil Rami should start, while in midfield David Albelda must be doubtful after limping off at half-time in last week’s 2-2 La Liga draw with Barcelona.
The Spanish outfit have one point on the board after drawing 0-0 with Genk in the first match of their Champions League campaign.
Chelsea have recent history on their side, with the Londoners winning the a 2006-07 quarter-final 3-2 on aggregate but they will be aware of what a tricky test this will be, with their hosts enjoying an excellent start to the La Liga campaign.
Tonight’s 19:45 BST kick-off is a tricky one to predict in all fairness but many people believe that the Blues – and just as importantly, £50 million man Torres – are hitting form at the right time and could have a little too much for their Spanish opponents.