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Chelsea v Frankfurt: Team News, likely lineups & prediction

Europa League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/05/2019

Chelsea will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the return leg of the semifinal of the Europa League at the Stamford Bridge on Thursday, here are facts you need to know before the clash.

TEAM NEWS:

CHELSEA:

Chelsea will be without midfielder N’Golo Kante after the midfielder sustained a hamstring injury at the weekend, he would be replaced by Matteo Kovacic in the midfielder.

The Blues will be without Antonio Rudiger for the remainder of the season, although Gary Cahill has recovered from an Achilles injury.

FRANKFURT:

The German outfit will welcome back Ante Rebic for the clash against Chelsea and Sebastien Haller will miss the clash due to stomach disorder.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Last week's game was the first official meeting between these two sides and the game ended in a 1-1 draw at the Commerzbank-Arena in Germany.

RECENT FORM:

CHELSEA:

Maurizio Sarri’s men have been in great form in the Europa League, they have enjoyed great success in the continental scene and they are yet to taste a defeat in the competition, Chelsea is one of the favourite team to win the tournament considering their form in the competition.

FRANKFURT:

Adi Hutter’s men are no a pushover in this tournament, they have raked in good results to get to this stage and against Chelsea, they were lucky not get away with a victory.

PREDICTION:

Chelsea 2-0 Frankfurt

PROBABLE LINEUPS:

CHELSEA:

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Giroud, Hazard

FRANKFURT:

Trapp; Abraham, Hinteregger, Falette; Da Costa, Fernandes, Hasebe, Rode, Kostic; Rebic; Jovic
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