PMB: Chelsea v Slavia Prague - the numbers

With a quick turnaround of a week between our two matches against Czech opposition, club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the Europa League quarter-final second leg...

Chelsea in Numbers

Chelsea have won our eight Europa League matches at Stamford Bridge by an aggregate score of 23-4

The Blues are 14 games unbeaten in the Europa League (13 wins, one draw), second only to Atletico Madrid’s run of 15 games between November 2011 and October 2012. Our last defeat in the competition was 2-3 at Rubin Kazan in the 2012/13 quarter-final second leg after we won 3-1 at the Bridge.

We are undefeated in 11 European matches. Our record unbeaten sequence in Europe is 14 games between 2008 and 2010.

Playing Barcelona away in 2009 during our record unbeaten European run

The Blues have kept a clean sheet in eight of our past 11 Europa League matches this season.

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 83 (69.7 per cent) of our European home games and lost just eight of 119 matches played at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have scored in each of our last 36 home games in European competition, netting 94 goals in the process (2.6 per game). The last occasion we failed to score was against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final in April 2011.

We have been involved in four penalty shoot-outs in European competition, winning in Munich in 2012 and losing the other three.


Drogba's winning penalty v Bayern Munich UCL Final 11/12


Chelsea’s home record against Czech teams in Europe
1994/95Viktoria ZizkovW 4-2Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 2nd leg (agg 4-2)
2003/04Sparta PragueD 0-0Champions League group stage
2012/13Sparta PragueD 1-1Europa 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
11 AprSlavia Prague (a) quarter-finalW 1-0

Europa League scorers

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


Chelsea's last six games

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

11 April: Slavia Prague (a), won 1-0

14 April: Liverpool (a), lost 2-0

European games since

A home win: 0
A home draw: 5
A home defeat: 9


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


Founded 1892

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

Slavia have lost all six UEFA competition ties in which they were defeated at home in the first leg.


Highlights from our first leg tie against Slavia Prague.

Slavia were held 1-1 at home by Sparta in the Prague derby on Sunday, which reduced their lead over defending champions Viktoria Plzen at the top of the Czech league table to five points.

The Czech side have won one of their previous 10 games against English sides in Europe (two draws, seven 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 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 have conceded 40 more fouls than any other team in the Europa League this term (203). Only Eintracht Frankfurt (30) have received more yellow cards than the Czech side (29).

A challenge on Eden Hazard in the first game

Slavia Prague have won both their previous European penalty-shoot-outs, the most recent being in 2008.

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 away record against English teams in Europe
1999/00LeedsL 0-3UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 2-4)
2006/07TottenhamL 0-1UEFA Cup first round first leg (agg 0-2)
2007/08ArsenalL 0-7Champions League group
2007/08TottenhamD 1-1UEFA Cup third round first leg (agg 2-3)


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


Slavia Prague6312110
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
11 AprChelsea (a) quarter-finalL 0-1

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: 472
Played: 61
Won: 41
Drawn: 10
Lost: 10

European games since

An away win: 1
An away draw: 0
An away defeat: 2


Czech Liga - top half
1Slavia Prague284969
2Viktoria Plzen281664
3Sparta Prague282454
5Banik Ostrava28442
6Slovan Liberec28539
7Mlada Boleslav28538
8Sigma Olomouc28-737


There are no suspensions

Ross Barkley is one booking away from missing the next European match.

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 4*, 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.


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