A Double For Pedro Sets Up Victory
By Gary Watton
April 18 2019
It was alright on the night, as the hosts secured a place in the last four, and in scoring their fourth goal, they made it to one hundred goals from a rollercoaster season. When they took a four-one lead, an eight goals demolition seemed on the cards, as Giroud and the speedy Pedro ran riot. However, Chelsea wouldn't be Chelsea if they didn't then do their very best impersonation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In the second half, the home team put in a nervous performance, spooked by two long-range strikes from the Czechs which temporarily threatened a massive upset. Their third goal was a majestic thunderbolt, but it was a false dawn for the away team. In the end, Chelsea held on for a semi-final double header against surprise package, Eintracht Frankfurt. However, the sooner Rudiger returns to the defence, the better.
CHELSEA 4 Slavia Prague 3; half time: 4-1
CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Emerson; Azpilicueta; Luiz; Christensen; Barkley; Kovacic; Giroud; Hazard; Pedro; Kante. Used substitutes: Willian; Jorginho; Hudson-Odoi
CHELSEA goal scorers: Pedro (two); Deli (own goal); Giroud