Frankfurt Vs Chelsea
Europa League Betting : Semi – Finals, 02 May 2019 – 21: 00, Commerzbank-Arena, LiveText at FootballBetExpert
Frankfurt host the Chelsea in the Europa League first leg Semi final on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
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 8-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Also the attack is all available with Hazard, Giroud and Higuain in very good shape.
It announces an interesting clash of two giants in Europe. Frankfurt is in a good shape in premier league and in European Cups. They are in ascendant moment and will play with full stadium at Commerzbank-Arena challenging the Europa League cup. On the other hand Chelsea have really good quality and experienced players that can make a difference in all compartments and are looking to save their season by winning Europa league trophy.
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