Chelsea vs Slavia Praha (4-3)

Chelsea beat Slavia Praha 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place within the Galilean League semi-finals despite an alarmingly contented second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on a weekday.

Petr Sevcik scored a fine brace directly once the break to create Chelsea nervously, however fortunately for Maurizio Sarri, his team’s superb four-goal first-half performance ultimately gave Slavia an excessive amount of to try and do and also the Blues progressed 5-3 on the mixture.

Chelsea looked as if it would be incomplete management of the tie by the ninth minute, as Simon Deli’s risible goal followed Pedro’s sensible opener, before Olivier Giroud and also the Spanish forward later additional further gloss to the scoreline either side of Tomas Soucek’s header.

Sevcik breathed life into the tie with two long-range strikes early within the last half. However, Slavia still required associate degree other few goals and Chelsea did enough to work out out an amusing contest and founded a last-four meeting with Eintracht metropolis.

A purposeful begin saw Chelsea stylishly take the lead just 5 minutes in, as Pedro competes for consecutive one-twos with Cesar Azpilicueta and Giroud before smartly clipping over Ondrej Kolar.

It was 2-0 shortly once, with fortune smiling on Chelsea. Pedro inexplicably hit the post from 2 yards, tho’ it ricocheted backtrack Deli’s face and into the online.

The excellent Giroud got here on the act with seventeen minutes compete, sound in from Pedro’s square pass, just for Slavia to tug one back via a thumping Soucek header some moments later.

Back came Chelsea, however, Pedro restoring their three-goal cushion just before the time unit mark with a scuffed close-range end into the bottom-right corner once Giroud’s pass.

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Goals Chelsea

5′ChelseaPedro
10′ChelseaS. Deli (o.g.)
17′ChelseaO. Giroud
27′ChelseaPedro

 

Goals Slavia Praha

26′Slavia PrahaT. Soucek
51′Slavia PrahaP. Sevcik
55′Slavia PrahaP. Sevcik

 

Chelsea Lineups

1Kepa Arrizabalaga
28César Azpilicueta
27Andreas Christensen
30David Luiz
33Emerson Palmieri
7N’Golo Kanté
17Mateo Kovačić
8Ross Barkley
11Pedro
18Olivier Giroud
10Eden Hazard

 

Slavia Praha Lineups

1Ondřej Kolář
15Ondřej Kúdela
13Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui
19Simon Deli
18Jan Bořil
23Petr Ševčík
33Alex Král
22Tomáš Souček
8Jaromír Zmrhal
27Ibrahim Benjamin Traoré
28Lukáš Masopust

 

Chelsea – Slavia Praha Match Statistics

Chelsea

Slavia Praha

9Shots Total11
4Shots on goal4
2Shots off goal5
3Shots blocked2
8Shots inside box4
1Shots outside box7
9Fouls19
3Corners4
2Offsides4
1Saves1
55%Possession Time45%
536Passes Total419
454Accurate Passes339
85%Accurate Passes%81%

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