Europa League: Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Possible Line-ups, Team News

Chelsea goes into this match as strong favourites with the advantage of an away goal after they defeated Slavia Prague in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final match at Czech capital last week.

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The Blues host the Czech club at the Stamford Bridge tonight as they hope to reach the semi-final of the Europa League for the Second time.

Mauricio Sarris’s men struggled against the Czech in the first leg as Marcos Alonso’s goal separates both sides.

Chelsea who won the competition in 2013 will be expected to put the disappointment of a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Liverpool to one side and extend their 14-match unbeaten streak in European football’s secondary club competition.

Czech First League leaders Slavia Prague, who drew 1-1 with rivals Sparta at the weekend, have lost all six of the European ties in which they were defeated at home in the first leg.

Chelsea Team News

Antonio Rudiger was substituted against Liverpool on Sunday after he picked a minor knee injury but will not be available for the Slavia Prague match.

The Blues will welcome the service of David Luiz and Andreas Christensen as both could be paired together in the absence of Rudiger.

However, Gary Cahill could earn a rare spot among the substitutes.

Ethan Ampadu is still struggling with a back issue, while Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Slavia Prague Team News

For Jindrich Trpisovsky’s visitors, only forward Stanislav Tecl and midfielder Jakub Hromada are missing with long-term injuries.

Miroslav Stoch should line up against his former club once more.

Chelsea vs Slavia Prague Possible Line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Willian

Slavia Prague XI: Kolar, Coufal, Ngadeu-Ngadjui​, Deli, Boril, Sevcik, Kral, Traore, Stoch, Olayinka, Masopust