[Image] Predicted 4-3-3 Chelsea XI to face Eintracht Frankfurt – Can the Blues make it to the Europa League final?

Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt predictions: Chelsea line-up

Their place in the top-four has is all but confirmed after Arsenal and Manchester United drew over the weekend. However, for Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea, the run for their first trophy together is not over, with the second-leg yet to be played.

The Blues walked away from the first-leg with a 1-1 draw and an away goal to their name but will have to be careful. Eintracht Frankfurt were hammered by Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend and will be out to get some of their pride back.

The Bundesliga clash ended 6-1 against Frankfurt and with just two games left in the season, it puts their top-four hopes in jeopardy.

Team News

Antonio Rudiger is possibly out for the season (Evening Standard). Willian started the first-leg but the major issue is N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury and could be out for the season (Independent)

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Barring that, Maurizio Sarri has a fully fit squad at their disposal, with the exception of Marco Van Ginkel, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu.

Probable Chelsea XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Kepa Arrizabalga (GK)

The Spaniard has played nearly every single game this season and will start.

Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)

The most consistent player at the club and the club captain, the Spaniard should be one of the first names on the team-sheet.

Andreas Christensen (CB)

The Dane has done well off-late and should finish the season as a first-team star.

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David Luiz (CB)

The Brazilian has found a place at Chelsea. Despite his contract winding down, he should start.

Emerson (LB)

Marcos Alonso played the against Watford and that opens the way for Emerson to make his place known.

Jorginho (CM)

An everpresent sight on the Chelsea team-sheet, the Italian’s performances have been improving and it needs to keep doing so.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM)

Among Chelsea’s best players in the first-leg, the 23-year-old replaced N’Golo Kante against Watford and should start.

Mateo Kovacic (CM)

With N’Golo Kante injured, the Croatian will have to take his place and replacing the Frenchman is easier said than done.

Willian (RW)

Rested for the Watford tie, Willian should find a way back into the team for the second-leg of the semi-final.

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Olivier Giroud (CF)

The Europa League’s top scorer this season, the Frenchman has been Maurizio Sarri’s go-to man in Europe and that trend should continue.

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Eden Hazard (LW)

Chelsea’s best player alongside N’Golo Kante, the Belgian will have to be at his destructive best for the Blues to move forward.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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