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PMB: Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt - the numbers


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...

BARCELONA (A) UCL 11/12


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.

Pedro is our most recent Europa League scorer


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.
 

Chelsea’s home record against German teams
1965/66 TSV Munich 1860W 1-0Fairs Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 3-2)
1999/00 Hertha BerlinW 2-0Champions League group stage
2003/04 StuttgartD 0-0Champions League Rd of 16 second leg (agg 1-0)
2004/05 Bayern MunichW 4-2Champions League quarter-final first leg (agg 6-5)
2006/07 Werder BremenW 2-0Champions League group stage
2007/08 SchalkeW 2-0Champions League group stage
2011/12 Bayer LeverkusenW 2-0Champions League group stage
2013/14 SchalkeW 3-0Champions League group stage
2014/15 SchalkeD 1-1Champions 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
2 MayEintracht Frankfurt (a) semi-finalD 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

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
2 May: Eintracht (a), drew 1-1
5 May: Watford (h), won 3-0


European games since

A home win: 0
A home draw: 6
A home defeat: 10



MILESTONES

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.


Giroud Hat-Trick Powers Chelsea Into Europa League Quarter-Final Draw


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 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.

Eintracht's Luka Jovic in action


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.
 

Frankfurt’s away record against English teams in Europe
1966/67BurnleyW 2-1Fairs Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 3-1)
1967/68Nottm ForestL 0-4Fairs Cup first round second leg (agg 0-5)
1972/73LiverpoolL 0-2UEFA Cup first round first leg (agg 0-2)
1975/76West HamL 1-3Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final second leg (agg 3-4)
1981/82TottenhamL 0-2Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final first leg (agg 2-3)


 

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
7 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
2 MayChelsea (h) semi-finalD 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.

Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller missed the first leg but has a chance of being fit for tomorrow

 

Manager Adi Hutter
Days in charge: 312
Played: 47
Won: 24
Drawn: 12
Lost: 11


European games since

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



 

Bundesliga - top half
PldGDPts
1Bayern Munich325274
2Dortmund323470
3Leipzig323565
4Frankfurt321854
5Leverkusen321354
6M’gladbach321152
7Wolfsburg32852
8Hoffenheim322151
9Werder Bremen32747


OTHERWISE ENGAGED

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

 

 

 

 

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