Picture special: Chelsea train ahead of Valencia showdown

Chelsea's first team put through their paces on a fresh Monday morning as they prepare to face Valencia on Tuesday

André Villas-Boas’s Chelsea were back in training on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s crunch Champions League clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

A win or a goalless draw will be enough to see the Blues, who defeated Newcastle 3-0 at the Sports Direct Arena on Saturday, through to the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

Defender Jose Bosingwa was the only notable absentee at Cobham, while Nicolas Anelka and Alex trained away from their team-mates after it was confirmed the club had accepted transfer requests from both players.

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