Date: 16th September 2019 at 2:00pm
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The mood ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League is markedly positive. The Blues’ tremendous 5-2 win at Wolves has evoked excitement ahead of their clash against Valencia tomorrow night.

Having famously defeated Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final last season and having finished in the Premier League’s top-four; Chelsea’s return to one of the best competitions in world football was sealed.

The Blues have already played in Europe this campaign, sustaining a narrow penalty shoot-out defeat against Liverpool.

Chelsea will be looking to improve upon their poor Champions League record in recent years. In the club’s previous three attempts, the Blues have failed to progress past the last-16 round (as per transfermarkt).

While it would be wholly unfair to expect Chelsea’s youthful side to perform miracles in Europe this season, the club will be seeking to better their recent displays in the Champions League.

The first challenge for Chelsea is in the form of Valencia, whom they face at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night. As per 11v11, Chelsea have never lost a game against the Spanish side.

Famously, they were in Chelsea’s group the season that the Blues won the competition in 2012.

There’s no denying the challenge that awaits the Blues in Europe this term, but Chelsea fans are rightly excited ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Here’s the best of the reaction on social media:

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