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FC Nordsjaelland vs Chelsea Preview Champions league
- Updated: October 2, 2012
Champions league match FC Nordsjælland vs Chelsea preview,live streams,prediction,lineups
Parken — København Ø
Referee: M. Strahonja
This Tuesday Chelsea´s defence of the Uefa Champions league continues in Denmark against the Champions league rookie,who was formed just 21 years ago,and this is Nordsjælland first appearance in the elite competition,and as well this will be their first encounter against the English team.
Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead to Juventus in the first round of the group stage,where Juventus was even closer in the end to take all three points.Match which Roberto Di Matteo players need to forget as soon as possible,and take only the good stuff from it.
Spilling a two points from that match puts some pressure on the Blues,considering that in the Group E along them and Juventus is and the Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk,who certainly have the ambition to reach the knock-out phase of the Champions league.
Bearing that in mind,anything else that 6 points against the Danish champion will be a failure and would complicate much more Chelsea´s defence of the Champions league title.
The last Premier league match at Emirates where Chelsea trough Torres and Mata managed to take all three points,certainly will boost team confidence ahead of this Champions league match.
What also have been in favor for the Blues is the form and integration in the team of two Chelsea´s wonderkids,Oscar and Eden Hazard.Both have scored their first goals and make their first assist,especially Hazard.
Having these two players in the team,along with the Spaniard Juan Mata,Blues first striker Fernando Torres has started to play much better,what is a big relief for them.
Speaking of good things for the London´s club,Chelsea have faced Danish teams twice before,and the most recent one was in the round of 16 stage two years ago,when they past rurther on a 2-0 aggregate win .The stats which is also good for them,tell us that Chelsea have scored in their last 15 Champions league matches,while the bad fact is they failed to win all three of their away games in last season’s Champions League group stage.
The Danish Champion,does not have new injuries ,while only 22-year-old striker Joe Sise will be out for this match,while Chelsea except Daniel Sturridge’s hamstring problem are in full-strength.
Roberto Di Matteo has used clichéd phrase that there are no easy opponents in football when he was talking about tomorrow’s Champions League match between his Chelsea and Nordsjælland.
The manager is aware of the fact that Chelsea are a big favorite in this match, despite the fact that plays on the ground of the champions of Denmark.
For us, this is probably the most important match in the group, because we drew in the first round and it is important to bring the points guest matches, “said Di Matteo.
Nordsjælland probable lineup 4-2-3-1: Hansen; Parkhurst, Okore, Runje, Mtiliga; Stokholm, Adu; Lorentzen, Christensen, John; Beckmann
Chelsea probable lineup 4-2-3-1: Cech, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Bertrand; Lampard, Mikel; Mata, Hazard, Oscar, Torres
Match Prediction : Anything else than except Chelsea´a victory will be a big surprise.Chelsea to win.If that not enough you can use tip Chelsea to score more than 1 goal,or -1 on Chelsea.