Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea - 02/05/2019 Preview

Eintracht Frankfurt will face Chelsea at Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, in the Europa League Semi-Finals first leg. Eintracht Frankfurt against Chelsea is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Both strong and talented squads will play for Final of second biggest European Tournament. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt at home will be playing against an experienced club from London. The hosts still have a chance to get to Champions League next year if they are either winning the Europa League Final or will keep the 4th place in the Bundesliga. The team from Frankfurt this season pleases their fans with a large number of goals and a good game not only in Germany but also in Europe. Although, in the last 3 matches of the Bundesliga, they were not able to win. In general, Eintracht showed the best football in the group stage of the Europa League and in Germany, playing against the top clubs at the highest level, once again proving their desire to play in the Champions League.

21-year-old Serbian Luka Jovic plays his best season already scoring 25 goals in total. A lot of European giants have set their sights on this player and want to strengthen their attack with this particular player. Eintracht Frankfurt has already scored at least 2 goals in 20 of their 23 last matches in UEFA Europa League. Moreover, hosts are undefeated in 15 out of 16 last games in EL. Unfortunately, Taleb Tawatha, Sebastian Rode and Sebastian Haller will miss this season’s most important match again Chelsea.

 

Expected Lineup

Head Coach

Adi Hütter

Squad

Goalkeepers

Kevin Trapp

Defenders

Jetro Willems, Martin Hinteregger, Evan N’Dicka, David Abraham, Danny da Costa

Midfielders

Gelson Fernandes, Makoto Hasebe, Jonathan de Guzman, Ante Rebic

Strikers

Luka Jovic

 

Chelsea

Football Club Chelsea this season are playing very unstable football. They are fighting for 4th place in Premier League. So far, thanks to rivals in Premier League they stand at 4th place and have big chances to be among teams which will play in Champions League next season. Of course, the club is hoping to save the place, as this will keep Eden Hazard in their team. The Champions League is one of the biggest motivators, that because top players going to super clubs. Real Madrid wants to redeem Hazard, especially if Chelsea will succeed, he will remain in the team and will continue to delight fans and lead the team to the greatest goals. Now at the last stage of the season, the team must get together and give all the power to do everything that is possible.

Olivier Giroud is the best striker in UEFA Europa League, unfortunately, a second-best team player in Europe Callum Hudson Odoi will miss this season’s end due to injury. Moreover, defensive leader Antonio Rudiger will miss the match against Eintracht due to injury too. Very likely that Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Pedro and Olivier Giroud will play in the starting eleven. Maurizio Sarri brought a very clear tactic to the club. He likes when the team owns the ball and adjusts the pace of the match. Very quick and skillful players of Chelsea are always very dangerous in counter and positional attacks. However, very often they conceding goals, as the defense is far from ideal.

 

Expected Lineup

Head Coach

Maurizio Sarri

Squad

Goalkeepers

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Defenders

Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christiansen, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta

Midfielders

Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante

Strikers

Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard

 

H2H

These teams have never met before.

 

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