Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Europa League, Europe
Date:Thursday, 8th May 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Only drawing 1-1 in the first leg, Chelsea are aiming to get nothing but victory in their Europa League second leg clash. Playing at home against Eintracht Frankfurt, The Blues will be hoping fans support can help them overcoming their opponent.
Chelsea vs Eintracht Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this Europa League second leg battle. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting the victory.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson(def);Jorginho, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek(mid);Pedro, Giroud, Hazard(att).
Expected Formation: 3-4-3
Probable Lineups: Trapp(g);Abraham, Hinteregger, Hasebe(def);Da Costa, Fernandes, Rode, Kostic(mid);Gavinocic, Jovic, Rebic(att).
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 a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDDDW
After three consecutive draws, The Blues finally got back into winning ways this past weekend. Maurizio Sarri’s men defeated Watford 3-0 to secure their top four finish in Premier League.
That result should give a massive confidence boost for Chelsea ahead of their clash against Eintracht. It won’t be easy match to play, but Sarri’s boys are confident they can reach the final.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WDDDL
Eintracht haven’t been getting the best of results in recent matches, winning only one of their last five. They even suffered a heavy defeat on their latest league fixture, getting trashed 6-1 by Bayer Leverkusen.
Adi Hutter will be hoping that his players won’t be affected by their heavy defeat in Bundesliga. Die Adler must switch their focus right away and concentrating in taking on Chelsea next Thursday.
Sarri has some troubles ahead of their second leg battle next Thursday as several players won’t be available. Rudiger, Veltman and Kante are all out for Thursday because of injuries.
The Blues could let Hazard start on midweek as he can inspire them up going forward. There will be big test for Chelsea’s defense as well, seeing how can they stop Luka Jovic’s prowess.
Die Adler doesn’t have too many injury concerns aside from Taleb Tawatha’s ankle problem. However, they are still sweating to see on whether Sebastian Haller can be fit to start on midweek.
Without Haller starting, their attacking focus will rely on Jovic and Ante Rebic. Hutter’s side are also a very solid team that are not scared of playing anywhere.
Head to Head Records:
Their previous first leg tie which ended 1-1 was they’re only meeting so far in European major competition.
Playing at Stamford Bridge will motivate Chelsea to push hard in search for victory. However, Eintracht have shown their abilities to achieve success in when playing away from home.
Both teams ambition in getting into the final should trigger the tie into an exciting affair. Chelsea should be favorite to win, but the visitor could cost a shock result.
Final Score: 1-2