CHE 4-3 SLA: The Blues fight hard to earn semi final sloth

Europa League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 18/04/2019

Chelsea put up a hard fight to hold Slavia Prague to a 4-3 win at the Stamford Bridge in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals to secure a semifinal sloth in the competition.


Chelsea started the game with a fast approach with a good combination of passes in the penalty area of the Slavia Prague saw Pedro opened the goal chart with a swift finish in the 4th minute and in the 10th minute Deli Simon deflected a goal into his own net. 

N'Golo spotted Pedro from a long range and the Spanish forward release the ball to Olivier Giroud to score from a close range in the 19th minute to make it 3-0.

Slavia Prague put one back from a corner kick following a powerful header from skipper Soucek Tomas in the 26th minute, but Chelsea responded in less than 45 seconds as Pedro restore the leading margin after a brilliant assist from Giroud.

Chelsea stepped up their game to show a scintillating display against the Czech Republic team.

Slavia Prague came out smoking in the second half and with just 8th minute into the second half as they got their second goal from a powerful from Sevick Petr.

Sevick was left unmarked again as he fired in another long-range shot to give Slavia the third goal to make it 4-3 in the 55th minute.

Eden Hazard was substituted for Willian in the 64th minute as Willian was thrown in to match the physicality of the visitors.

Maurizio Sarri opted for another Change as Ross Barkley made way for Jorginho in the 70th minute.

Chelsea reduced the pressure in the second half as Slavia Prague dominated the second half of the game but Chelsea as the Blues look shaky in all department.

Sarri aimed to add a fresh leg to the game as he introduced Hudson Odoi as Pedro was replaced with four minutes to go.

Chelsea won the two-legged tie on 5-3 aggregate to secure a spot in the last four.