Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chelsea vs Basel Europa League 02-05-2013

Chelsea vs Basel Football Match will be played on 02-05-2013 in Stamford Bridge(London) for a second leg UEFA Europa League match. J. Eriksson from Sweden will be the match referee.
 Chelsea got back to winning ways in the EPL at the weekend with an important 2-0 win over Swansea which keeps them as favourites in the top 4 race but they have two tough matches coming up against Manchester United and Tottenham so that fight is far from over.
 The Swiss side appear to be in a bad spot at the moment, as witnessed by the 3-0 home defeat to Luzern, and the lack of confidence is going to seriously affect them in London.
Gastón Sauro, on the bench for the encounter with the Blues, is expected to deputise and register his fourth Europa League appearance this campaign. Key defender Aleksandar Dragovic misses out through suspension, while Kay Voser remains on the sidelines but head coach Murat Yakin is likely to keep his starting XI the same other than any forced changes he is to make.
Chelsea have scored at least two goals in their last eight games in all competitions. Basel haven’t won a single away fixture in Europa League this term. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Basel's last 3 games in UEFA Europa League.

 Possible line-ups:
 CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Cech – Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand – Lampard, Mikel – Moses, Oscar, Benayoun – Torres.
BASEL (4-3-3): Sommer – P. Degen, Schar, Sauro, Park – Die, Nenny, F. Frei – Salah, Streller, Stocker.

UEFA Europa League: semi-final, 2nd leg
Match date: 2 May 2013
Kick Off Time: 20:05 GMT 
 Venue: Stamford Bridge, England 
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson‎