Chelsea – Slavia Praha
Chelsea must finish what they started, hosting Slavia Praha in a second game from the 1/4-finals of Europa League. In our winning soccer predictions we are about to take a look at this fixture at the Stamford Bridge in London.
The English side have an advantage after the first leg in Prague, which ended with a 1-0 win for Chelsea. The game in the Czech capital was about to end with a draw, but the Spanish international Marcos Alonso scored a winner for the Blues in the last minutes of the game. Even before this Chelsea were favouites to win the tie, but now they are even more ahead of Slavia.
Do not make a mistake here – Chelsea are eager to win the Europa League this season. This could be their only ticket to the Champions League, as the fight for the Top 4 in the Premier League is pretty tough right now. In their last game in the league Chelsea suffered a defeat from the hands of Liverpool, which left them outside of the Top 4 again.
Meanwhile Slavia Praha can’t want more of their participation in the European competitions this season. They are among the best 8 teams in the tournament and it’s a pretty much a big thing. In the previous round they eliminated the most successful club in the competition Sevilla, which was a historical achievement for the Czech team.
In the first leg in Prague Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri rested some of his starters, so we can expect the same thing in London as well. Just few days after this Chelsea faces Burnley in the league, so they are going to need a win there.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Europa League clash between Chelsea and Slavia Praha at the Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.