Chelsea will face Slavia at Stamford Bridge Stadium, in London, in the Europa League Quarter-Finals second leg. Chelsea against Slavia Prague is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Both strong and talented squads will play for Semi-Final of second biggest European Tournament. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Chelsea this season is playing far not their best football. They have the potential to play better and stay higher in the Premier League. In the last game club from London lost to Liverpool at Anfield. That win was extremely important for the Reds, so they made everything to take 3 points. Now Chelsea stands at 6th place with 66 points. At Stamford Bridge, they are unbeaten in UEFA Europa League and after win in Prague have big chances to go further.
Olivier Giroud is the best striker of competition with 9 goals. Moreover, young talent C. Hudson-Odoi has scored 4 and made 2 assists. Unfortunately, the same players E. Ampadu and M. van Ginkel are still injured and will miss next match. All other main squad players are fit and ready to take a win against opponents. Hosts are very strong at creating long shot opportunities, creating chances using through balls and creating chances through individual skills. However, they are facing troubles at aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Slavia Prague is very strong physically and mentally. They have talented, fast and very experienced players. In Czech Republics 1. Liga they stand at 1st place with 5 points difference with the nearest chaser. After losing to Chelsea the have drawn the game against Sparta Prague, one of their bigger rivals. In order to defeat the blue, Slavia must come up with something unusual unexpected for the home team. Of course, favorites of this match is Chelsea, but there are always sensations that can not be predicted. Unfortunately, J. Hromada and S. Tecl will miss the next most important season’s match.
Europa League Quarter-Finals first leg
1st leg of UEFA Europa League Quarter-final finished with Chelsea’s success 1:0 in Prague. London Chelsea controlled game by 57% possession, however, Slavia Prague had more shots in this match. We can easily say, that clubs looked similar in this game, and Blues doesn’t show something special. Of course, they played more confident football and finally took a win, thanks to Marcos Alonso goal in the 86th minute.
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