Champions League: FC Nordsjaellands v Chelsea match preview
A look ahead to this
tonight’s Champions League fixture at Farum Park
Tuesday 02 October 2012
FC Nordsjaellands welcome European champions, Chelsea, to their
first ever Champions League home game.
After losing a 2-0 lead at home in their first group game against Juventus, Roberto Di Matteo will be hoping his team improve their defensive display against a relatively unknown team on the European circuit.
Chelsea go into the match on good form, after back-to-back wins over Wolves and Arsenal in the last week. The 6-0 thrashing of Wolves will undoubtedly worry Nordsjaelland manager Kasper Hjulmand. His side could be in for a thrashing if Chelsea are in similar mood come this evening.
FC Nordsjaelland swept Danish Super Liga strugglers Esjberg aside 3-0 on Friday to keep them on the coat-tails of league leaders Copenhagen. Joshua John, Kasper Lorentzen and Nicolai Stokholm were all on target for the Danish champions.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm
This will be the first ever meeting between Chelsea and FC Nordsjaellands.
This is FC Nordsjaelland's first competitive match against English opposition.
Chelsea have faced Danish opposition twice before, most recently a 2-0 aggregate win over Copenhagen in the round-of-16 stage two years ago.
Chelsea failed to win all three of their away games in last season's Champions League group stage.
FC Nordsjaellands to win: 9.00
Chelsea to win: 1.36
TV: Live on Sky Sports 2 at 7.45pm, highlights on ITV1 at 10.35pm.
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