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PMB: Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea - the numbers


The last-four stage of the Europa League is nearly upon us so club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the first leg in Germany...

Chelsea in Numbers

Chelsea have reached 14 European semi-finals since April 1966 – seven in the Champions League, four the Cup Winners’ Cup, two in the Europa League and one in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

The Blues are now a record-equalling 15 games unbeaten in the Europa League, the draw at Vidi being the only game in that sequence that we did not win.

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.

The Blues have kept a clean sheet in eight of our 12 Europa League matches this season (four in six away).

Kepa helped keep a clean sheet in our previous away Europa League game, in Prague


We are undefeated in Europe over 12 matches, closing in on the club’s record unbeaten sequence of 14 UEFA matches between 2008 and 2010.

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Chelsea have lost just one of our last 10 games against German sides in all European competitions (five wins, four draws), and have won our last two games in Germany.
 

Chelsea’s away record against German teams
1965/66 TSV Munich 1860D 2-2Fairs Cup quarter-final first leg (agg 3-2)
1999/00 Hertha BerlinL 1-2Champions League group stage
2003/04 VfB StuttgartW 1-0Champions League round of 16 first leg (agg 1-0)
2004/05 Bayern MunichL 2-3Champions League quarter-final second leg (agg 6-5)
2006/07 Werder BremenL 0-1Champions League group stage
2007/08 SchalkeD 0-0Champions League group stage
2011/12 Bayer LeverkusenL 1-2Champions League group stage
2011/12 Bayern MunichD 1-1 (won on pens)Champions League final
2012/13 SchalkeW 3-0Champions League group stage
2014/15 SchalkeW 5-0Champions League group stage


 

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
18 AprSlavia Prague (h) quarter-finalW 4-3


Europa League scorers

Giroud 10, Hudson-Odoi 4, Loftus-Cheek 3, Pedro 3, Willian 3, Alonso 2, Barkley 2, Morata 2, own-goal 1

 

Chelsea's last six games

8 April: West Ham (h), won 2-0
11 April: Slavia Prague (a), won 1-0
14 April: Liverpool (a), lost 2-0
18 April: Prague (h), won 4-3
21 April: Burnley (h), drew 2-2
28 April: Manchester United (a), drew 1-1


European games since

An away win: 0
An away draw: 3
An away defeat: 6


MILESTONES

Ross Barkley’s, Jorginho’s and Davide Zappacosta’s next appearance will be their 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.

Kepa Arrizabalaga made his 50th appearance for the club against Manchester United on Sunday.

Ross Barkley is on the verge of a half-century


EINTRACHT FRANKFURT IN NUMBERS

Founded 1899

Honours
1 German championship, in 1959
5 German Cups, last in 2018
1 UEFA Cup in 1980

This is Eintracht Frankfurt’s first European semi-final since 1979/80, when they ultimately won the UEFA Cup after defeating Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach in the semi-finals and finals respectively.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic and Filip Kostic have created a combined 12 chances for one another in the Europa League this season; no duo has combined for more.

Eintracht's Luka Jovic in action


Frankfurt have only lost two of their 20 matches in 2019 in all competitions but both have come in their past five games.

Eintracht have played 10 Europa League games at the Commerzbank-Arena, winning eight times and drawing twice; they have not trailed for a single minute in those games.

Frankfurt’s only other European campaign in the past dozen seasons came in 2013/14, when they reached the Europa League round of 32 before going out to Porto.

Eintracht have lost at home to English opposition just once before in all European competitions.
 

Frankfurt’s home record against English teams in Europe
1966/67BurnleyD 1-1Fairs Cup quarter-final first leg (agg 3-1)
1967/68Nottm ForestL 0-1Fairs Cup first round first leg (agg 0-5)
1972/73LiverpoolD 0-0UEFA Cup first round second leg (agg 0-2)
1975/76West HamW 2-1Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final first leg (agg 3-4)
1981/82TottenhamW 2-1Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 2-3)
2006/07NewcastleD 0-0UEFA Cup group stage


 

Ten-year European record
2008/09Did not qualify
2009/10Did not qualify
2010/11Did not qualify
2011/12Did not qualify
2012/13Did not qualify
2013/14Europa League round of 32
2014/15Did not qualify
2015/16Did not qualify
2016/17Did not qualify
2017/18Did not qualify


 

Europa League group H results
20-SepMarseille (a)W 2-1
04-OctLazio (h)W 4-1
25-OctLimassol (h)W 2-0
08-NovLimassol (a)W 3-2
29-NovMarseille (h)W 4-0
13-DecLazio (a)W 2-1


 

GROUP H FINAL TABLE
PWDLGDPts
Frankfurt66001218
Lazio6303-29
Limassol621307
Marseille6015-101


 

Europa League knockout rounds results
14-FebShakhtar Donetsk (a) round of 32D 2-2
21-FebShakhtar Donetsk (h) round of 32W 4-1
07-MarInter Milan (h) round of 16D 0-0
14-MarInter Milan (a) round of 16W 1-0
11-AprBenfica (a) quarter-finalL 2-4
18-AprBenfica (h) quarter-finalW 2-0


Europa League scorers

Jovic 8, Haller 5 (1 pen), Kostic 4, Da Costa 2, Gacinovic 2, Hinteregger 1, Paciencia 1, Rebic 1, Rode 1, Torro 1, own-goals 2.

Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller slotted a penalty in the Round of 32 against Shakhtar Donetsk in February. He will be missing tomorrow.

 

Manager Adi Hutter
Days in charge: 305
Played: 45
Won: 24
Drawn: 11
Lost: 10


European games since

A home win: 0
A home draw: 1
A home defeat: 12



 

QUARTER-FINAL SECOND LEG LINE UP

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 2 BENFICA 0
4-4 on aggregate. Eintracht Frankfurt won on away goals
Commerzbank Arena, 18.04.19, 8pm

(3-4-1-2) Trapp; Hasebe, Abraham (c), Falette (Willems 90+2); Da Costa, Fernandes, Rode (Torro 86), Kostic; Gacinovic; Jovic (Paciencia 76), Rebic.
Booked: Abraham, Falette, Rebic
Scorers: Kostic 36, Rode 67

Attendance 48,000
 

Bundesliga - top half
PldGDPts
1Bayern Munich315071
2Dortmund313469
3Leipzig313564
4Frankfurt312354
5M’gladbach311151
6Leverkusen31851
7Hoffenheim312150
8Wolfsburg31649
9Werder Bremen31746


OTHERWISE ENGAGED

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic is suspended.

All yellow cards expired on completion of the quarter-finals. They are not carried forward to the semi-finals.

Booking list (current players)

Chelsea: Barkley 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, David Luiz 1, Emerson 1, Higuain 1, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Rudiger 1

Frankfurt: Kostic 4*, Fernandes 3*, Rebic 3, Abraham 2, Falette 2, Haller 2, Hasebe 2, Rode 2, De Guzman 1, Gacinovic 1, Jovic 1, Ndicka 1, Paciencia 1, Russ 1, Stendera 1, Trapp 1, Willems 1

* Already served a suspension for reaching three bookings

 

 

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