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By Laura Savvas

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  1. Goodbye

    And that's all from Cobham today.

    This evening, Jurgen Klopp will speak to the press ahead of Liverpool's trip to Napoli on Tuesday night.

    Keep across the BBC Sport website for the latest from him.

    Also, Aston Villa face West Ham in the Monday night Premier League fixture from 20:00 BST - head here for build-up later this evening.

    Bye for now!

    Frank Lampard
  2. 'Youthful team speaks highly for the future'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Kepa said that many of the team will be playing their first Champions League game on Tuesday, adding that they have waited a long time for the opportunity and spent all of last season trying to qualify.

    He also told the media that the team's young average age this season speaks highly for the future. However, he says Chelsea can't neglect the present and acknowledges their current team is impressive.

  3. 'There is more energy in our play'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Kepa on how Chelsea's style has changed this season: "We are a bit more direct, more end-to-end and there is more energy in our play because we go for the opposition goal as soon as possible."

    On working to improve their defensive record: "It's true we've scored goals but haven't been able to get a clean sheet. We really want to address that as a team because clean sheets make winning football matches much easier."

    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  4. Post update

    That's all from the Cheslea boss.

    Next up, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga faces the media.

  5. Lampard 'expecting a tough match'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    On Valencia’s game against Barcelona and what he is expecting: “I did see the match, it’s not always easy to analyse a match against Barcelona.

    "We have looked at other games, but it’s difficult when there is a new manager.

    "I am expecting a team who is hard to break down, dangerous on the counter attacks and a tough match."

    Valencia’s game against Barcelona
  6. 'Champions League the ultimate in club football'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    On leading Chelsea in the Champions League: “I will be proud to do it. I had some incredible nights in the Champions League, and some bad ones.

    "It’s the ultimate in club football. There is something about Stamford Bridge, Champions League football and that music.

    "I will be proud to do it.”

    Frank Lampard
  7. 'Different level of UCL can surprise you'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    There are rumours Tammy Abraham could switch allegiances by playing for Nigeria.

    “It’s not a question for me. I have spoken about Tammy before, I don’t want to step on Tammy’s toes," Lampard explains.

    On explaining the differences in the Champions League to young players: “I haven’t spoken to them in detail about it.

    "It is different, the main thing is that the concentration levels throughout the game have to be spot on. The different level can surprise you.

    "It will be that focus, will be the main point.”

    Frank Lampard
  8. Lampard 'confident but very aware of the dangers'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Lampard says he views the Champions League as being split into two parts; the first being the group stage and the second being the knockout round after Christmas.

    "'Our target is to qualify from a tough group," he said.

    "I have belief in the players. I'm confident but very aware of the dangers.

    "I think we have talent that can blossom in the Champions League."

  9. Lampard on that emotional goal against Liverpool

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Frank highlights his penalty against Liverpool in the Champions League as a particularly special memory for him and one that bonded him even closer with the Chelsea fans and the club.

    The game on 30 April 2008 saw Lampard return to the starting line-up for the first time since the death of his mother Patricia six days earlier from pneumonia.

    Frank Lampard
  10. 'I believed and trusted in Tammy'

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick at the weekend in Chelsea's 5-2 win over Wolves.

    "I just believed in him and trusted him," Lampard said of the 21-year-old England striker.

    "I know a lot was made of the ban giving opportunities for young players but I felt now was his time.

    "He is in a good place and can improve even more."

    Frank Lampard and Tammy Abraham
  11. More Blues team news

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    Lampard has been talking about N'Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.

    He confirmed they are all fit but aren't match-ready just yet.

    Hudson-Odoi and James could potentially feature in more Under-23s games before returning, he added.

    Callum Hudson-Odoi
  12. Rudiger ruled out of UCL clash

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)


    So, following the news that Antonio Rudiger was absent from training earlier today, Lampard has confirmed the defender is out of Tuesday's game.

    "Toni is injured. He's bothered a small groin problem that he's been carrying for a few weeks and will have a scan later today," the Blues boss said.

    Antonio Rudiger
  13. Post update

    Chelsea are returning to the Champions League following their title-winning Europa League campaign last year.

    They, of course, last lifted the European Cup back in the 2011–12 season.

    A certain Mr. Lampard scored a penalty for the Blues in the night's famous shoot-out.

    Seven years later, and he's managing his former club in the Champions League.

    Circle of life.

    Frank Lampard
  14. Rudiger and Emerson absent from training

    Chelsea v Valencia (Tues, 20:00 BST)

    Some early team news ahead of Frank's arrival now.

    The Blues trained in front of the media at Cobham for 15 minutes on Monday morning. Antonio Rudiger and Emerson were absent.

    Expect an update when the boss arrives shortly.

    Antonio Rudiger
  15. Post update


    Lamps will be facing the media to talk about Tuesday's Champions League group-stage clash with Valencia.

    Stayed tuned - he'll be here in around 10 minutes, and he's in high spirits!

    Frank Lampard
  16. Welcome back!


    After a little siesta, I'm back in the hot seat... as is Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

    *Side note: No, he's not on BBC Football live text duties with me in Salford, he's in Cobham.

    Frank Lampard