FRK vs CHE: Chelsea are in the fourth spot in the league table in the Premier League and are looking to retain that spot in order to make the UEFA Champions League. Another way they can ensure the qualification for that tournament is to win this title as they did in 2013. The club needs some much-needed boost in terms of confidence as the side is not doing well at all in terms of game style. This is only the first year of coach Maurizio Sarri’s tenure, and already his will has been tested. Hopefully, the roster will be behind him for these upcoming games, for their own sake.
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt has had a good season for a team of their stature. The gritty side has fought itself to be in the fourth spot. The team is looking really good, and the fact of the matter is that they have good goal scorers in the squad. Even though they are relatively inexperienced to play a semi-final of this magnitude, things can become really intense really soon. But, that is why people play football, to fight for titles, and that is exactly what is going to be on the minds of the players of the club
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Team News:
- Olivier Giroud will be replacing Gonzalo Higuain in the starting lineup as the lead striker.
- Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi are the only absentees for the team.
- Kepa Arrizabalaga will be the goalkeeper for Chelsea.
- Evan Ndicka has served his one match suspension and will be returning in the starting XI for this fixture.
- Timothy Chandler, Taleb Tawatha, Marc Stendera, Marco Russ and Sebastien Haller are sidelined whereas Ante Rebic is suspended for Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Kevin Trapp will be the safety net for the backline.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Probable Playing 11:
Arrizabalaga (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Giroud, Hazard
Trapp (GK), Ndicka, Hinteregger, Hassebe, Costa, Rode, Fernandes, Kostic, Gacinovic, Paciencia, Jovic