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′ Chelsea Pedro
10′ Chelsea S. Deli (o.g.)
17′ Chelsea O. Giroud
27′ Chelsea Pedro


Goals Slavia Praha

26′ Slavia Praha T. Soucek
51′ Slavia Praha P. Sevcik
55′ Slavia Praha P. Sevcik


Chelsea Lineups

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


Slavia Praha Lineups

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


Chelsea – Slavia Praha Match Statistics


Slavia Praha

9 Shots Total 11
4 Shots on goal 4
2 Shots off goal 5
3 Shots blocked 2
8 Shots inside box 4
1 Shots outside box 7
9 Fouls 19
3 Corners 4
2 Offsides 4
1 Saves 1
55% Possession Time 45%
536 Passes Total 419
454 Accurate Passes 339
85% Accurate Passes% 81%

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