Slavia Prague will face Chelsea at Sinobo Stadium, in Prague, in the Europa League Quarter-Finals first leg. Slavia Prague against Chelsea 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.
Slavia Prague dominating in the Czech Republic 1. Liga. They are standing at 1st place with 68 points and 7 points ahead of nearest chaser. In 20 last matches in different competitions, they lost twice and played only 3 draws, so they are in great mood and form. Ex Chelsea player Miroslav Stoch is a strong team leader since he is one of the most experienced players may be in the whole league.
Slavia Prague showed very great football in UEFA Europa League group stage and then in playoffs. They knocked out 3 times in a row winner Sevilla, which was a strong favorite this year. In total, they show impressive and smart game against Spanish, so Chelsea should prepare attentively. Unfortunately, Stanislav Tecl will miss the match due to injury. Hosts are strong at counter attacks.
For Chelsea, this season is very hard, since they need to fight in Premier League for first 4 places and continue their path in UEFA Europa League. At the middle of the season, Blues had bad games streak, however, now they stand strong and already at the 3rd place in Premier League. With that form and mood, they are favorites to become champions of Europa League. Promotion to Champions League is the goal of the season since lots of great players want to succeed in strongest Europes competition. This can be a very good step for Hazard who is often associated with the transition to Real Madrid. Madridistas struggling this year too, so maybe talented Belgian will stay in London.
Eden Hazard proved in last match one more time that he deserves to be among the best Europe’s players. This season in Premier League he already scored 16 goals and made 12 assists. He made a very big impact in Chelsea’s game, so the Heads should think twice before letting him go.
Unfortunately, looks like Jamal Blackman and Marco Van Ginkel will miss the whole season and next match too. Chelsea is very strong at creating long shot opportunities, creating chances using through balls and creating chances through individual skills. However, Blues are facing troubles at aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances.
These teams have never met before.
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