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PAOK vs Chelsea- Preview


UEFA Europa League

PAOK vs Chelsea
Thursday, September 20

Venue: Toumba Stadium, Salonika

Time10:40PM NST.

Channel Information: (Nepal)
Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD

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Screening Information: N/A

Refree:  Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Team News:

  • Cesc Fabregas is back in training after being sidelined due to knee injury for quite a long time, who didn’t make it to team last time but likely to start this time or make it to the bench.
  • Kovacic is set for rest after being subbed off last time picking up a injury but (nothing serious).
  • Morata is expected to start upfront as Sarri prefered Giroud over him last time.
  • David Luiz is left out at Cobham as Sarri prefers him to rest.
  • Emerson is left out with illness, with Danny Drinkwater being ineligible to start.
  • Caballero is expected to start as goalie, with Kepa rested for West Ham.
  • Fresh pair of legs are expected to be seen in starting lineup.
  • Involvement of youths ( , Ampadu, CHO) is likely to be seen , RLC (a doubt due to inujry, he picked up during Intl ).

Current Form:


Chelsea: WWWWW

  • Predicted Lineup:

Chelsea Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Barkley, Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi

PAOK FC :Paschalakis; Matos, Crespo, Varela, Freitas; Silveira Junior, Canas; Lima, El Kaddouri, Biseswar; Prijovic


Europa League starts in Thursday night where Chelsea will be heading to Stadio Toumbas expecting to win and continue their unbeaten run of the season. Defeating Cardiff City by 4-1 Saturday in Stamford Bridge , Chelsea have 15 points in 5 game and made it 5 straight victories in the Premier League. PAOK also have 100% start in Greek top flight, but the team missed a place in the Champions League group stages with a heavy defeat to Benefica. With Fabregas back in the starting XI we could also see Ampadu , Christensen , Emerson Palmeri , Zappacosta and Caballero playing against PAOK. Morata who missed the spot to Starting XI with Oliver Giroud on the game against Cardiff City , we hope to see him in action against PAOK. Looking at the current form of Chelsea, I predict an easy 3-0 Chelsea win with Ross Barkley , Willian and Alvaro Morata in the scoresheet.

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