Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham will be making their UEFA Champions League debuts imminently when Chelsea take on Valencia at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard has made one change to the side that eased past Wolves this past weekend as Chelsea get set to welcome Valencia to Stamford Bridge in their UEFA Champions League curtain raiser this season.
The solitary shuffle comes in defence, with Kurt Zouma replacing Antonio Rudiger, who is likely to be eased back into his regular role in defence. Fikayo Tomori and Andreas Christensen have kept hold of their places, with Lampard keeping faith in the 3-4-3 formation that worked so well for Chelsea at the Molineux.
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Kepa Arrizabalaga continues in goal for Chelsea, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso remain the two wing-backs against Valencia. With N’Golo Kante still not fit, the midfield partnership of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho continues.
Up ahead in attack, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, like fellow academy graduate Tomori, appear in the UEFA Champions League for the very first time. Abraham will lead the line for Chelsea, while Mount and Willian be the two wide men, leaving Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Michy Batshuayi as attacking backups.
Chelsea Starting XI: Kepa; Christensen, Tomori, Zouma; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Willian, Abraham, Mount