Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

Chelsea vs Slavia Prague
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 17th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Only taking a 1-0 lead from the first leg, Chelsea remain cautious with their chance of advancing in Europa League. Maurizio Sarri’s men will be looking to secure their passage into semifinals by getting another win over Slavia Prague

Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Europa League second leg tie.  Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them that victory.

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Zappacosta, Luiz, Christensen, Alonso(def);Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley(mid);Willian, Giroud, Pedro(att).

Slavia Prague

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups:Kolar(g);Coufal, Deli, Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Boril(def);Soucek, Kral, Traore (mid);Husbauer, Olayinka, Stoch(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Thursday Europa League Clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWWL

The Blues saw their recent winning run ended this past weekend after being beaten by Liverpool 2-0. Before suffering that defeat, Sarri’s men were able to win all of their four consecutive matches in all competition.

Albeit disappointing, Chelsea are confident that their past weekend defeat won’t affect their confidence this midweek. Playing their second leg tie against Slavia Praha at Stamford Bridge, Sarri’s men are gunning for victory.

Slavia Prague

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DWWLD

Jindrich Trpisovsky’s side have also been doing well apart from their first leg defeat against Chelsea. Aside from that loss, Slavia picked up two wins along with two draws.

Their latest league fixture saw them being held into a 1-1 draw against Sparta Praha. Only losing by a goal, The Red and Whites remain hopeful with their chances in taking down The Blues.

Team News

Chelsea

The Blues doesn’t have too many injury issues with their main players aside from Antonio Rudiger who won’t be available. Sarri will continue to field his regular Europa League team for this upcoming encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Olivier Giroud will be leading the line up top with Willian and Pedro flanking the French international. Mateo Kovacic will also start along with Jorginho and Ross Barkley in midfield.

Slavia Prague

Trpisovsky’s side also doesn’t have too much absentee problems for this midweek tie. Nevertheless, they are without Hromada along with Tecl who haven’t recovered yet from their injuries.

In an attempt to search for goals, Cervenobili are set to cout on Husbauer, Olayinka and Stoch. The visitor will also hope that Kolar can put on a strong display in goal to stop Chelsea’s attacks.

Head to Head Records:

Their previous meeting in the first leg was both teams’ only official meeting and it was won by The Blues.

Match Prediction

Playing the second leg at home will give a positive advantage for The Blues. Sarri will be expecting a strong performance from his players in front of their home crowd.

Slavia won’t be giving up easily though as they remain hopeful of shocking the home team. The Blues are favorite to take another win, but must remain cautious and not underestimating their opponent.

Final Score: 2-0