Chelsea Vs Frankfurt
Europa League Odds : Second leg, Semi – Finals, 09 May 2019 – 21: 00, Stamford Bridge-Stadium, LiveText at FootballBetExpert
The first game in Germany ended 1:1 and the qualification outcome is still wide open.
Chelsea managed to score an important away goal and ensuring clean sheet will see them trough to the final.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last five games and manage to secure top 4 spot in the Premier League, after clear 3:0 win over Watford in the weekend.
They scored at least two goals in each of their last five games at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri’s is facing a center back issue for Thursday’s game as Gary Cahill has been left out of Chelsea’s 19-man squad due to an Achilles injury.
Chelsea will be without N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger also out for the rest of the season following knee surgery.
Most probably Cesar Azpilicueta will start as a center back next to David Luiz.
Italian coach will possibly start the game against Frankfurt with 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Also the attack is all available with Hazard, Giroud and Higuain in very good shape.
Frankfurt will travel to London for Europa League second leg Semi final on Thursday night.
They were destroyed 6-1 at top-four rivals Bayer Leverkusen after resting their top scorer Luka Jovic on Sunday.
German outfit will be without key player the banned Ante Rebic, but Evan Ndicka does return after his own ban.
Sebastien Haller will also miss out due to an abdominal issue, and Mijat Gacinovic looks set to be involved having previously suffered a stomach injury.
This is Eintracht Frankfurt’s first European semi-final since 1979/80, when they ultimately won the UEFA Cup after defeating Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the semi-finals and finals respectively.
However, Germans are in very good shape at the moment as they have played 10 Europa League matches home at the Commerzbank-Arena, winning eight times and drawing twice; they haven’t lagged for a single minute in those games.
However, Luka Jovic is a 21-year-old centre-forward, is in very good shape.
He has scored 17 goals and registered six assists in just 26 matches, putting him in second place behind Robert Lewandowski with 19 goals in the Top Scorers list.
It announces an interesting clash of two giants in Europe . Chelsea managed to score a precious away goal last week draw. They have really good quality and experienced players that can make a difference in all compartments and are looking to continue this season by winning Europa league trophy. Frankfurt are in ascendant moment in European Cups and can certainly produce a surprise Thursday night.
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