Chelsea play host to Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the UEL semifinals
French mid-fielder N’golo Kante has been ruled out of the game in London tonight but might be eligible for the finals of the competition (if they progress). Players like Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger are ruled out of this season due to respective long-term injuries.
The German outfit’s chances of qualifying will certainly take a boost by the involvement of winger Ante Rebic, who served a suspension during the first leg in Germany. The team has also received a much-needed motivation through the availability of Sebastian Haller, who has been included in the squad after a late fitness test.
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson; Jorginho, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek; Hazard, Giroud, Pedro.
Trapp; Abraham, Hinteregger, Hasebe; Costa, Rode, Fernandes, Kostic; Rebic; Haller, Jovic.
SCORE PREDICTION: Chelsea 2-1 Frankfurt
Though Chelsea has been underwhelming in terms of performances this season, their home form will give them a lot of confidence ahead of the tie. With a crucial away in hand already, the Blues just need to handle the attacking pressure of the likes of Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic to secure a place in the Europa League final. Sarri has a chance to field his strongest players available of the game as well, so the tie might be in the hands of Chelsea from the start.