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Chelsea vs. FC Nordsjaelland kicks off at 2.45 p.m. ET in the Champions League Group E contest on Tuesday. The match can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Chelsea will be disappointed with their opening game of their Champions League title defense. They started well, taking a 2-0 lead against Italian champions Juventus, only to surrender their lead and end up only taking a point from a 2-2 draw.
Blues managed Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that he will look to put out a strong side tonight against a very unfavored opposition. The Danish champions are a relatively new soccer team, but they will undoubtedly put up a fight tonight in front of their home fans and look to stifle the Blues' play.
Chelsea currently sit top of the English Premier League table, and although some have pointed to the fact that they have not had the most difficult string of opening matches, they proved their point at the weekend by defeating Arsenal 2-1, to underline their title credentials.
Frank Lampard has missed a number of games recently but is likely to return to the starting 11 tonight. Some have questioned whether Lampard's career at Stamford Bridge could be coming to an end after sitting out an increasing number of matches. However, Di Matteo has confirmed that he still has a big future with the club.
Meanwhile there is a feel-good factor surrounding FC Nordsjaelland. The team won the Danish Superliga for the first time in their history last season and are enjoying being among the European elite this season. It is a dream to welcome the European champions to their home ground tonight, although their small stature within European soccer is highlighted by the fact that they have had to move their home games from Farum to FC Copenhagen's Parken Stadium to support an increased capacity.
Chelsea vs. FC Nordsjaelland kicks off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.