Published: Thu, September 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Valencia president meets players over media silence

Valencia president meets players over media silence

Ross Barkley insists he would be happy to take another penalty for Chelsea, despite missing the crucial late spot-kick in their Champions League defeat by Valencia on Tuesday. When we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together'.

"If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident of taking it", said Barkley. "You have to go home pissed off, thinking about what to do to avoid this kind of performance", Conte added. "There is no issue in the dressing room".

Chelsea defeated Wolves 5-2 at the weekend with Tammy Abraham netting a fine hat trick with both Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount completing the rout but the Chelsea legend has warned that the Champions League is different.

Lampard became the first Chelsea manager to lose his debut Champions League match in charge - 10 of the previous 11 had won, while Gianluca Vialli drew with AC Milan in 1999.

Valencia players voiced their anger at Marcelino's sacking last week on social media, with Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay clearly stating the club's move "was not fair," while captain Dani Parejo hinted on Twitter that Marcelino had not been allowed "to do his job" at Valencia.

One player that desperately needs a chance to impress is Christian Pulisic, as it's not quite happened for him since he linked up with the squad in the summer.

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"We are going to get back to normality little by little and I was hugely impressed by the effort we put in today".

But what did we learn from the Blues' first home defeat of the season? The players, who have publicly supported the sacked Asturian coach, want Valencia to give them reasons for his departure.

But it is a testament to just how brightly he has started this season that his injury against Valencia, inflicted by Francis Coquelin's reckless challenge, came as a considerable blow to manager Frank Lampard.

He has scored in three of his first five Premier League games, establishing himself as a regular in the starting lineup, with his impressive displays earning him his first senior England cap earlier this month.

Willian had the best chance of the first half, though, bringing a good save out of Jasper Cillessen. "He looked sharp. It is an ankle injury and hopefully not too bad".

When Lampard was asked about the victory at Molineux in terms of momentum and the game coming next, he said: "It's certainly a good feeling to see the team play the way they did".

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