Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Chelsea face Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of the Europa League semifinal match at Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, on Thursday night (IST).
What competition it is? UEFA Europa League
Teams: Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea
Kick Off: Friday 03 May
Match Timing: 12:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Commerzbank-Arena (51,500)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Europa League matches in India. Premier members can also can the action live on the official SonyLiv App.
Ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Manchester United at the weekend, Maurizio Sarri said that he needs at least two years to make Chelsea a title contender again. Whether he sees that period out at Stamford Bridge is a different matter altogether but sometimes the extended period could bear desire fruits. Take for example Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s examples as both struggled to make an impact in the first year at Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.
Solid improvement in a team can take some time to show, and in Chelsea’s case, there were signs in the last two months that they may be becoming accustomed to Sarri’s tactics.
But Eintracht Frankfurt will pose a serious threat to the Blues as the German team is flying high in Bundesliga as well as in Europe.
Chelsea’s backline will sure be tested ever more by the presence of Luka Jovic in Frankfurt’s team. The 21-year-old Serbia has all the world going gaga over his remarkable emergence.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Eintracht Frankfurt – W L L W D D
Chelsea – W W D L W L D
CHE vs FRK Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – The hosts will be without a host of superstars. Timothy Chandler, Taleb Tawatha, Marc Stendera, Marco Russ, and Sebastien Haller are all out of the game.
Suspended – Frankfurt will be missing Ante Rebic to suspension.
Questionable – While Mijat Gacinovic is an injury doubt for the hosts.
Note: Frankfurt’s red-hot striker Luka Jovic will be leading the line for the German club. He has racked up 17 Bundesliga goals this season.
Key Players – Luka Jovic, Mijat Gacinovic
Injured – Centre-back Antonio Rudiger suffered a knee injury against Manchester United and will undergo tests in the coming days. He is definitely out of the match.
In addition, Callum Hudson-Odoi will be missing the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his knee.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Manager Sarri could be further short on the wing as William is a huge doubt for the clash suffering from a ferocious tackle from Marcos Rojo. He will be assessed before the match.
Note: Olivier Giroud will be given the nod ahead of Gonzalo Higuain, for the former Arsenal man know a trick or two to find the back of the net in Europe. While Pedro and Hazard will play on either side of him.
Key Players – Hazard, Giroud
CHE vs FRK Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Eintracht Frankfurt– Trapp (GK), Ndicka, Hinteregger, Hasebe, Costa, Rode, Fernandes, Kostic, Gacinovic, Jovic, Paciencia
Chelsea– Arrizabalaga (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Giroud
CHE vs FRK Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea will be playing in their 9th European Cup semifinal, the joint best record since the 2003-04 season when Roman Abramovich bought the club.
While Eintracht Frankfurt are making their first appearance in a European Semifinal since 1979-80 season when they went on to win the UEFA Cup.
In addition, the hosts have a pretty solid campaign thus far and remain unbeaten at in Europe this season.
While Chelsea have lost just once in the last 10 matches against the German side coming into this match.
We back the Blues to get at least a draw at Commerzbank-Arena.
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