Chelsea and Slavia Praha meet at Stamford Bridge, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Quarter-finals), after the victory outside Chelsea by (0-1) in the first leg.
After the away win by (0-1), the home team comes into this second leg with a 1 goal advantage. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they lost to Liverpool by (2-0). In the last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League Chelsea have a record of 5 wins.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 5 wins in the last home matches and did not lose any of the last 11 games. Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 11 of the last 11 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 11 came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10. There are 2 periods in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘) and 3 of his 6 between (46′-60’).
Chelsea comes into this game with a 2-0 defeat in the move to Liverpool, putting a final point to the four successive wins in official games. In the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Europa League, the London club beat Slavia Praga, by 0-1. After the triumph in the first game, coach Maurizio Sarri must keep the team in 4-3-3, with Willian, Pedro and Hazard the most advanced men. It should be noted that Chelsea has great quality in the most offensive sector, however, it has weaknesses when it comes to tackling the defense-attack transition. The great highlight of the home team in the Europa League is the French Olivier Giroud, with 9 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Drinkwater, Blackman and Rudiger, all with physical problems.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. In the last match that they disputed, for the Czech League, they got a home tie against Sparta Praha by (1-1). In the last 5 UEFA Europa League away matches Slavia Praha has won 2, tied 1 and lost 2. In 11 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Slavia Prague starts for this game with a draw, by 1-1, at the reception to Sparta Prague, in a game for the championship of the Czech Republic. It should be noted that the Czechs are at a disadvantage in these quarterfinals of the Europa League, after having lost to Chelsea, by 0-1. Normally the trainer Jindrich Trpisovsky plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging the organization of his block and the counterattacks, especially through the flanks: Miroslav Stoch and Jaromir Zmrhal are very fast and competent in the transport of the ball towards the attack . For this game, the coach does not count Tecl, Hromada, Alvir and Mesanovic, all injured.