Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea meet at Commerzbank-Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Semi-finals). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 01-08-2010 and ended with the score: Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1) Chelsea. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Semi-finals), the home team eliminated: Benfica, Internazionale and Shakhtar Donetsk. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Hertha BSC by (0-0). Eintracht Frankfurt won 5 and tied 1 of their last 6 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 6 games ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 21 of the last 24 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 16 of the last 24 there were Over 2,5 goals.
The Eintracht Frankfurt leaves for this match with a draw, by 0-0, in the reception to Hertha, adding in this way the third game followed without losing in official games. We emphasize that the Germans go through a very complicated phase of the season, as they won only 1 of the last 5 games. In the quarterfinals of the Europa League, the local club eliminated Benfica. In this match against Chelsea, coach Adi Hutter must keep the team in a 3-5-2, with Gonçalo Paciencia and Luka Jovic being the team’s most offensive references. It should be noted that Luka Jovic is the best score of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, with 8 goals scored. In this competition the German training revealed great quality in the finalization when playing at home, as it scored on average 2.67 goals per game. For this game the coach can not use Ante Rebic, suspended, in addition to Haller, Marco Russ, Stendera, Chandler and Gacinovic, these with physical problems.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Semi-finals), the visiting team eliminated: Slavia Praha, Dinamo Kiev and Malmö. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they drew with Manchester United by (1-1). In their last 6 away matches for the UEFA Europa League Chelsea have a record of 5 wins and 1 draw.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 6 away matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 12 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in eleven.
The Chelsea starts for this game with a draw, a ball, against Manchester United, thus registering the third match without losing in official matches: Marcos Alonso was the author of the only goal of the team. To reach this stage of the Europa League, the English eliminated Slavia with two wins, by 0-1 and 4-3. Normally the trainer Maurizio Sarri plays in 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and the organized attacks, especially through the flanks. It should be noted that Olivier Giroud is the best scorer of the team in the Europa League, with 10 goals scored. When observing all the games away from home in this competition, Chelsea scored on average 2 goals and suffered an average of 0.5 goals per game, that is, it presents great quality in both sectors. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Hudson-Odoi and Rudiger, both injured.