"My concern is we already think we are in the final," said Chelsea FC's Rafael Benítez.
D Luiz scored the winner for Chelsea late, very late, but they deserved their 2-1 win in the first leg. It was plain to see, Chelsea were the better side and it is difficult to talk about an upset in this second leg. Basel lost at the weekend, a home game against Luzern 0-3, and they were in better form when they played against Tottenham at the White Hart Lane some time ago.
Both M Streller and F Schär were injured and did not play against Luzern, but they will hopefully return for this fixture. Dragovic, the defender and their best player in the first leg, will be suspended for tomorrow's match.
Chelsea play against Man United on Sunday and quite possible that the Chelsea coach Benitez will take some chances in this cup game. At the same time he has promised the Chelsea fans a title and winning the Euro League is their only chance of winning something, but it is a big chance.
Betting on the game? This semi final is as boring as the other one, from a betting perspective, that is.
There is always a chance that I will pick up some interest when the official line ups will be known, but for now, no bet game.
Prediction: 1 Odds: 1.50
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