Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea travelled to Germany on Thursday to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final.
The Blues starting line-up was somewhat of a surprise as it showed Eden Hazard on the bench from the get-go.
Given the magnitude of the game, resting one of your top stars like Hazard seemed a bit odd.
Chelsea would then go 1-0 down in the 23rd minute via in-form striker, Luka Jovic.
Maurizio Sarri’s side would improve as the game went on, though, with Pedro grabbing Chelsea an away goal in the 45th minute.
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Chelsea will now host Frankfurt in the return leg on May 9th.
Luiz contract update
After the game, Maurizio Sarri was asked a number of questions, one of which was about David Luiz’s contract situation.
The Brazilian’s current deal runs out in July and he has yet to agree to a new one.
Luiz has been a pivotal member of Sarri’s setup this season, featuring 46 times across all competitions.
When asked about any potential deal, Sarri stated:
“I know that he had a meeting four or five days ago, but then my mind was on this match.”
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 2, 2019