Eintracht Frankfurt have been handed a huge boost ahead of the Chelsea game with the news that key forward Sebastien Haller has been passed fit. The 24-year-old has been out for a month through injury and missed the Europa League semi-final first leg which finished 1-1 last week, with Chelsea grabbing a crucial away goal.
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Frankfurt will need to do the same at Stamford Bridge tonight and having Haller, who has 14 goals and nine assists to his name this season, available is a huge boost. Ante Rebic, who has scored nine goals, returns from suspension, and will play alongside 17-goal striker Luka Jovic in attack. A goalless draw would be enough to take Chelsea through but boss Maurizio Sarri believes they are in for a tough game.
“We want to reach the Europa League final and win it because we deserve a trophy this season,” he said. “It’s not easy because we have to play a dangerous team as we saw in the first leg. They’re dynamic and aggressive and when they can find spaces, it’s a dangerous match. “In a semi-final you have to play against a strong team with very strong players. It’s difficult to be the favourite in a semi-final.”