Chelsea host Valencia in Frank Lampard’s first match as a manager in the Champions League, with the Blues boss admitting he cannot wait to experience the thrill of leading out his side in Europe’s most prestigious club competition. The meeting with the current holders of Spain’s Copa del Rey kicks off Chelsea’s first campaign back in the Champions League after they finished third in last season’s Premier League. The 2012 Champions League winners won the Europa League last season, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the final under former manager Maurizio Sarri. Want to know how to follow the progress of Lampard and his side tonight? Read on for all the details. What time does Chelsea vs Valencia kick off? Unlike last season, when Europa League matches were held on Thursday nights, Chelsea’s return to the Champions League means their attempt to reach the final will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Lampard said: ‘There is something about nights at Stamford Bridge, something about the Champions League music. ‘I had multiple incredible nights in the Champions League, and some bad ones, and it is the ultimate in club football for me.’ The ex-midfielder’s first match in charge in pursuit of the trophy will begin at 8pm UK time.
What channel is Chelsea vs Valencia on? Can I stream the Champions League? Chelsea vs Valencia will be shown exclusively live in the UK on BT Sport 3 HD and BT Sport Ultimate on TV, as well as across the broadcasting giant’s digital platforms. Coverage begins at 7.15pm, and a stream will also be accessible through BT Sport’s homepage. The BT Sport app is available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets. What are the odds for Chelsea vs Valencia? Valencia arrive at Stamford Bridge having won only one of their opening four matches of the La Liga season, so it’s perhaps no surprise that Chelsea are odds-on favourites to beat them with all the bookies. Following a tricky start to the season in which Chelsea mirrored that record by recording a solitary win in four games, they hit menacing form in the Premier League on Saturday by racing into a 4-0 lead at Wolverhampton Wanderers.