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PMB: Slavia Prague v Chelsea - the numbers


The Blues travel to Czech Republic today and here club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the Europa League quarter-final first leg...

Chelsea in Numbers

The Blues are 13 games unbeaten in the Europa League. Our 2-2 draw at Vidi on matchday six ended a run of eight successive wins. Our last defeat in the competition was 2-3 at Rubin Kazan in the 2013 quarter-final second leg after we won 3-1 at the Bridge.

In the last round when we beat Dynamo Kiev 5-0, we recorded the club’s biggest ever away win in the UEFA Cup/Europa League, and best on the road in Europe since Schalke in 2014.

The Blues recorded our second biggest aggregate victory in Europe against Dynamo Kiev (8-0), behind our 21-0 win over Jeunesse Hautcharage in the first round of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971/72.

90 in 90 - Chelsea Conquer Kiev


This is Chelsea’s 10th European quarter-final since 2003/04. The Blues have progressed from nine of those ties, only being eliminated by Manchester United in the Champions League in 2010/11.

Chelsea have won more games (nine) and have a better goal difference (+21) than any other side in the Europa League this season.

Pedro helping to boost our Europa League goal difference


 

Chelsea’s away record against Czech teams in Europe
1994/95Viktoria ZizkovD 0-0Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 2nd leg (agg 4-2)
2003/04Sparta PragueW 1-0Champions League group stage
2012/13Sparta PragueW 1-0Europa League round of 32 1st leg (agg 2-1)


 

Europa League results
20 SepPAOK (a)W 1-0
4 OctVidi (h)W 1-0
25 OctBATE Borisov (h)W 3-1
8 NovBATE Borisov (a)W 1-0
29 NovPAOK (h)W 4-0
13 DecVidi (a)D 2-2
14 FebMalmo (a) round of 32W 2-1
21 FebMalmo (h) round of 32W 3-0
7 MarDynamo Kiev (h) round of 16W 3-0
14 MarDynamo Kiev (a) round of 16W 5-0


Europa League scorers

Giroud 9, Hudson-Odoi 4, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, Barkley 2, Morata 2, Alonso 1, Pedro 1

 

Chelsea's last six games

10 March: Wolves (h), drew 1-1
14 March: Dynamo Kiev (a), won 5-0
17 March: Everton (a), lost 2-0
31 March: Cardiff (a), won 2-1
3 April: Brighton (h), won 3-0
8 April: West Ham (h), won 2-0


European games since

An away win: 0
An away draw: 2
An away defeat: 5

Chelsea’s next three games

Sunday 14 April - Liverpool v Chelsea - Premier League

Thursday 18 April -  Chelsea v Slavia Prague - Europa League

Monday 22 April - Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League


MILESTONES

Davide Zappacosta’s next appearance will be his 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.

His season stats for the Europa League are below:

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SLAVIA PRAGUE IN NUMBERS

Founded 1892

Honours
17 Czech league championships, last in 2017
8 Czech Cups, last in 2018

Slavia Prague are unbeaten in any competition for 10 games. Since they last suffered defeat against Viktoria Plzen on 17 February they have won seven and drawn two. Their last six games have yielded 21 goals.

The Czech side have won one of their previous nine games against English sides in Europe (two draws, six defeats) – this coming against Leeds United in March 2000 in the UEFA Cup (2-1).

Slavia Prague’s 2-1 victory at home to Leeds United in March 2000 was their most recent game in a European quarter final; they were eliminated having lost the first leg 0-3 at Elland Road. Their only progression from a European quarter final was in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup against Roma (3-3 on away goals).

Slavia beating Leeds in Prague 19 years ago

Slavia Prague are looking to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League and in doing so become the first Czech side to get to a major European semi-final since they did it themselves in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup. That season, they were eliminated at the hands of French side Bordeaux in the semi-finals.

Slavia’s tally of four goals in the group stage was the fewest by any of the 32 qualified teams, including the eight who finished third in their Champions League group. They have scored 10 in their last three knockout fixtures.

Slavia have conceded more fouls than any other team in the Europa League this term (189). Only Dinamo Zagreb (29) have received more yellow cards than the Czech side (28).
 

Ten-year European record
2008/09Europa League – group stage (having transferred from Champions League third qualifying round)
2009/10Europa League – group stage (having transferred from Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11Did not qualify
2011/12Did not qualify
2012/13Did not qualify
2013/14Did not qualify
2014/15Did not qualify
2015/16Did not qualify
2016/17Europa League – play-offs
2017/18Europa League – group stage (having transferred from Champions League play-offs)


 

Slavia Prague’s home record against English teams in Europe
1999/00LeedsW 2-1UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 2-4)
2006/07TottenhamL 0-1UEFA Cup first round first leg (agg 0-2)
2007/08ArsenalD 0-0Champions League group
2007/08TottenhamL 1-2UEFA Cup third round first leg (agg 2-3)
2008/09Aston VillaL 0-1UEFA Cup group


 

Europa League group C results
20-SepBordeaux (h)W 1-0
04-OctZenit St Petersburg (a)L 0-1
25-OctFC Copenhagen (a)W 1-0
08-NovFC Copenhagen (h)D 0-0
29-NovBordeaux (a)L 0-2
13-DecZenit St Petersburg (h)W 2-0


 

GROUP C FINAL TABLE
PWDLGDPts
Zenit6321111
Slavia Prague6312110
Bordeaux621307
FC Copenhagen6123-25


 

Europa League knockout rounds results
14-FebGenk (h) round of 32D 0-0
21-FebGenk (a) round of 32W 4-1
07-MarSevilla (a) round of 16D 2-2
14-MarSevilla (h) round of 16W 4-3 aet


Europa League scorers

Skoda 2, Stoch 2, Traore 2, Zmrhal 2, Coufal 1, Kral 1, Matousek 1, Ngadeu 1, Soucek 1 (pen), Van Buren 1.

Former Chelsea man Miroslav Stoch has two Europa League goals this season


Head coach 
Jindrich Trpisovsky
Days in charge: 465
Played: 59
Won: 41
Drawn: 9
Lost: 9


European games since

A home win: 0
A home draw: 1
A home defeat: 6


 

ROUND OF 16 SECOND LEG LINE UP

SLAVIA PRAGUE 4 SEVILLA 3 
After extra time. Slavia Prague won 6-5 on aggregate
Sinobo Stadium, 14.03.19, 8pm
(4-2-3-1) Kolar; Kudela, Ngadeu, Deli, Boril; Soucek, Kral (Frydrych 106); Stoch (Van Buren 93), Traore, Masopust (Zmrhal 90+2); Skoda (Olayinka 77).
Booked Kolar, Kral, Olayinka, Soucek
Scorers Ngadeu 14, Soucek pen 46, Van Buren 102, Traore 119

Attendance 19,020

Slavia's Ondrej Kudela in action against Sevilla


 

Czech Liga - top half
PlayedGoal differencePoints
1Slavia Prague274968
2Viktoria Plzen271561
3Sparta Prague272453
4Jablonec272345
5Banik Ostrava27542
6Mlada Boleslav27638
7Sigma Olomouc27-637
8Slovan Liberec27436


OTHERWISE ENGAGED

Slavia’s Tomas Soucek is suspended.

Jan Boril, Ondrej Kudela, Peter Olayinka, Milan Skoda and Benjamin Traore are all one yellow card away from missing the next match. Ross Barkley would also miss the second leg if he is booked on Thursday.

Booking list
Three and five yellow cards will result in a one match Europa League suspension.
Chelsea Barkley 2, Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Higuain 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Rudiger 1
Slavia Prague Boril 4*, Coufal 3*, Ngadeu 3*, Soucek 3, Kudela 2, Olayinka 2, Skoda 2, Traore 2, Baluta 1, Deli 1, Kolar 1, Kral 1, Masopust 1, Stoch 1, Van Buren 1.
* Already served a suspension for reaching three bookings.
 

Read: How Chelsea defeated Dynamo Kiev in the previous round

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