Big night for Chelsea and Brentford

Chelsea are preparing for a massive game at Stamford Bridge, where a defeat or score draw against Valencia would see the Blues crash out of the Champions League.

They have never failed to reach the knockout stage of the tournament, but their recent loss to Bayer Leverkusen means Chelsea face the threat of missing out this time around.

The wrong result would increase the pressure on manager Andre-Villas Boas, but the Portuguese is adamant he retains the full support of club owner Roman Abramovich.

Villas-Boas believes Chelsea fans can play a major role tonight.

And Villas-Boas has called for the home fans to do their bit to help Chelsea through tonight.

He declared: “They can have a massive impact. They will have to unite themselves.

“I have good memories of European nights at this club, and I know the atmosphere can be raised here, just like we did in the 4-2 against Barcelona.

“If they do that, we will have the right ambiance to take on Valencia with that extra input.”

Meanwhile, Brentford will be looking to take a step towards a return to Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Bees, last season’s beaten finalists, face Barnet at Underhill in the southern area semi-final.

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