Our Europa League destiny will be decided tomorrow night so it is time for club statistician Paul Dutton to begin our preview of the second leg...
Chelsea in Numbers
Chelsea are the first English side to win 11 major European games in a single season.
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.
This is our ninth major European semi-final appearance since Roman Abramovich became owner; no club has appeared in more since then (Barcelona also nine). Below is one of the most famous semi-final second legs between those two clubs...
The Blues are now a record 16 games unbeaten in the Europa League, the draws at MOL Vidi and in Frankfurt being the only games 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.
Chelsea have won our past nine Europa League matches at Stamford Bridge by an aggregate score of 27-7.
We are undefeated in Europe over 13 matches, closing in on the club’s record unbeaten sequence of 14 UEFA competition matches between 2008 and 2010.
Chelsea have scored the most goals (31) and had the most shots (217) in the Europa League this season.
Chelsea have lost just one of our last 11 games against German sides in all European competitions (five wins, five draws).
The Blues have scored in each of our past 37 home games in European competition, netting 98 goals in the process (2.65 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.
|1965/66 TSV Munich 1860||W 1-0||Fairs Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 3-2)|
|1999/00 Hertha Berlin||W 2-0||Champions League group stage|
|2003/04 Stuttgart||D 0-0||Champions League Rd of 16 second leg (agg 1-0)|
|2004/05 Bayern Munich||W 4-2||Champions League quarter-final first leg (agg 6-5)|
|2006/07 Werder Bremen||W 2-0||Champions League group stage|
|2007/08 Schalke||W 2-0||Champions League group stage|
|2011/12 Bayer Leverkusen||W 2-0||Champions League group stage|
|2013/14 Schalke||W 3-0||Champions League group stage|
|2014/15 Schalke||D 1-1||Champions League group stage|
|20 Sep||PAOK (a)||W 1-0|
|4 Oct||Vidi (h)||W 1-0|
|25 Oct||BATE Borisov (h)||W 3-1|
|8 Nov||BATE Borisov (a)||W 1-0|
|29 Nov||PAOK (h)||W 4-0|
|13 Dec||Vidi (a)||D 2-2|
|14 Feb||Malmo (a) round of 32||W 2-1|
|21 Feb||Malmo (h) round of 32||W 3-0|
|7 Mar||Dynamo Kiev (h) round of 16||W 3-0|
|14 Mar||Dynamo Kiev (a) round of 16||W 5-0|
|11 Apr||Slavia Prague (a) quarter-final||W 1-0|
|18 Apr||Slavia Prague (h) quarter-final||W 4-3|
|2 May||Eintracht Frankfurt (a) semi-final||D 1-1|
Europa League scorers
Giroud 10, Hudson-Odoi 4, Pedro 4, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, Alonso 2, Barkley 2, Morata 2, own-goal 1
Chelsea's last six games
European games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 6
A home defeat: 10
If selected, Eden Hazard will make his 350th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions. He will be the 23rd player to reach that milestone for the club.
Ross Barkley and Davide Zappacosta’s next appearance will be their 50th for Chelsea in all competitions.
Olivier Giroud is the first Chelsea player ever to score 10 goals in a single season in European football.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT IN NUMBERS
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 play on English soil in European competition for the first time in 37 years.
They were defeated 6-1 at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday – their heaviest defeat of the season and the first time they had ever conceded six goals in the first half of a Bundesliga game – but remain fourth on goal difference ahead of their opponents.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic and Filip Kostic have created a combined 13 chances for one another in the Europa League this season; no duo has combined for more.
Their top scorer Jovic has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season.
Frankfurt have lost three of their past seven games in all competitions, winning just one.
Eintracht 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 Frankfurt have only been involved in one penalty shoot-out in European competition; losing to Salzburg in 1993/94 in the UEFA Cup quarter-final.
|1966/67||Burnley||W 2-1||Fairs Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 3-1)|
|1967/68||Nottm Forest||L 0-4||Fairs Cup first round second leg (agg 0-5)|
|1972/73||Liverpool||L 0-2||UEFA Cup first round first leg (agg 0-2)|
|1975/76||West Ham||L 1-3||Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final second leg (agg 3-4)|
|1981/82||Tottenham||L 0-2||Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final first leg (agg 2-3)|
|2008/09||Did not qualify|
|2009/10||Did not qualify|
|2010/11||Did not qualify|
|2011/12||Did not qualify|
|2012/13||Did not qualify|
|2013/14||Europa League round of 32|
|2014/15||Did not qualify|
|2015/16||Did not qualify|
|2016/17||Did not qualify|
|2017/18||Did not qualify|
|20-Sep||Marseille (a)||W 2-1|
|04-Oct||Lazio (h)||W 4-1|
|25-Oct||Limassol (h)||W 2-0|
|08-Nov||Limassol (a)||W 3-2|
|29-Nov||Marseille (h)||W 4-0|
|13-Dec||Lazio (a)||W 2-1|
|14 Feb||Shakhtar Donetsk (a) round of 32||D 2-2|
|21 Feb||Shakhtar Donetsk (h) round of 32||W 4-1|
|7 Mar||Inter Milan (h) round of 16||D 0-0|
|14 Mar||Inter Milan (a) round of 16||W 1-0|
|11 Apr||Benfica (a) quarter-final||L 2-4|
|18 Apr||Benfica (h) quarter-final||W 2-0|
|2 May||Chelsea (h) semi-final||D 1-1|
Europa League scorers
Jovic 9, Haller 5 (1 pen), Kostic 4, Da Costa 2, Gacinovic 2, Hinteregger 1, Paciencia 1, Rebic 1, Rode 1, Torro 1, own-goals 2.
Manager Adi Hutter
Days in charge: 312
European games since
An away win: 1
An away draw: 2
An away defeat: 0
There are no suspensions.
All yellow cards expired on completion of the quarter-finals. They are not carried forward to the semi-finals. The only way a player can miss the final would be if he was sent off at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
Booking list (current players)
Chelsea Barkley 2, Arrizabalaga 1, Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Christensen 1, David Luiz 1, Emerson 1, Higuain 1, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Rudiger 1
Frankfurt Fernandes 4, Kostic 4, Hasebe 3, Rebic 3, Abraham 2, Falette 2, Haller 2, Rode 2, De Guzman 1, Gacinovic 1, Jovic 1, Ndicka 1, Paciencia 1, Russ 1, Stendera 1, Trapp 1, Willems 1