Chelsea will face Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge Stadium, in London, in the Europa League Semi-Finals second leg. Chelsea against Eintracht Frankfurt is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Both strong and talented squads will play for the Final of second biggest European Tournament UEFA Europa League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Chelsea has already booked a place in the four best teams of the Premier League and will play in Champions League next season. They won 3:0 against Watford in 37th Round of PL and before the last match they have 4 places difference with 5th place. The Blues started the second half perfectly and scored all 3 goals. Eden Hazard made 3 assists and become the best assister of the League with 15 key passes. The last match will be against Leicester City, a team that showed their self very well in the game with Manchester City.
In the last game against Eintracht Frankfurt Chelsea played away. We saw strong football from British and great possession during all match, however, Chelsea failed to win this match. Chelsea has drawn this match and that becomes a 16th undefeated match for Blues in UEFA Europa League. Guests were more strong, dangerous, skillful and fast. The team from London made 16 goal attempts and only once was successful so the match finished with 1:1. Finally, all the intrigue will be in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
Unfortunately, C. Hudson-Odoi, N.Kante, and A. Rudiger will miss the next match. All of them are leaders 9in those positions and that could strongly effect teams game. Fortunately, Willian and Hazard will take leadership and will lead the team to success in this game.
Eintracht Frankfurt surprisingly lost to their nearest rival in Bundesliga. Maybe that was the tactical move, to give rest to the main squad, but as a result, they lost to Bayern Leverkusen 6:1, conceding all 6 goals in the first half. Although now these teams have the same amount of points, Eintracht has better goal difference and still saved 4th place in the standings. But of course, if such a game continues, they will again play a maximum in the Europa League next year. The Eagles had only 18% of ball possession in this games, what looks very awful for such a team. Moreover, they won only once in Bundesliga’s last 5 games.
In the Semi-final of UEFA Europa League Eintracht scored first at the 25th minute of the game. However, Pedro scored comeback goal at the 45th minute. Both teams scored a goal, but the goal of Chelsea is more valuable because it was scored away. In general, they once again lost possession and fortunately, conceded only 1 goal, although, Blues had more chances to succeed. In general, Eintracht failed to win in last 3 matches and totally lost possession in each of these games.
Unfortunately, T. Tawatha will miss the next match due to injury. Moreover, S. Haller and M. Stendera still under question if they will join the squad in the next game. As in almost every game, Luka Jovic is the player for whom you need to look closely.
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