Chelsea Vs Frankfurt Highlights
Eden Hazard is expected to receive his third Europa League start of the season in Chelsea’s semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on Thursday (kick-off 8pm).
The Belgium international has played just 272 minutes in this season’s competition, but Maurizio Sarri is likely to bring him back into the fold as the Blues, level at 1-1 from the first leg, look to secure their place in the final in Baku.
N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of contest with a hamstring injury, with Sarri confirming the France international faces a battle to be fit for the final on May 29, should Chelsea qualify.
Mateo Kovacic is expected to deputise in midfield in Kante’s absence, while Europa League regulars Emerson Palmieri, Willian and Olivier Giroud are in line to start.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, have welcomed back Croatia forward Ante Rebic ahead of the trip to London. His return could see Mijat Gacinovic drop to the bench, while striker Sebastien Haller (stomach) is unavailable.