The lineups are out for the crucial UEFA Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Valencia, and Andre Villas-Boas has thrown everyone a little bit of a curveball. Though the difference in quality between his midfielders is minimal and none of them lack experience, it's a bit surprising that both Ramires and Raul Meireles have been selected ahead of Frank Lampard. Oriol Romeu is unsurprisingly in the team ahead of John Obi Mikel after a string of good performances. Valencia's selection is mostly dictated for them by injuries, but they've still picked a strong side. Here are the lineups.
Chelsea lineup (4-3-3): Cech; Cole, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic; Romeu, Meireles, Ramires; Mata, Drogba, Sturridge
Valencia lineup (4-2-3-1): Diego Alves; Alba, Ruiz, Rami, Barragan; Costa, Albelda; Mathieu, Jonas, Feghouli, Soldado
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