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Chelsea vs MOL Vidi: Preview and possible lineups

Pin Willian was the main man against PAOK. AFP
Willian was the main man against PAOK. AFP

Chelsea vs MOL Vidi: Preview and possible lineups

Simon Green by Simon Green @besoccer_com - 0 6,015

Here we take a look ahead of the Europa League clash between Chelsea and MOL Vidi at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea:

Sarri's men have had an unbeaten season so far in all competitions, and impressed in their first game in this one with a thrashing of PAOK Athens, meaning that they will be the firm favourites to get the three points especially at home.

Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have had difficultties in recent weeks with injuries, but they should be avliable for selection regardless.

MOL Vidi:

The Hungarian side may have lost their first game of this year's competition against BATE, but they are on a good run in their domestic league and will have nothing to lose in this match.

Vidi do not have injury concerns for this one, so will likely stick with the side that has brought them three wins from their last three matches in all competitions.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on the challenges of playing in the Europa League:

"We want to arrive to the end but the Europa League is a very unusual competition because at the moment we don't know all the names of the opponents.

In the second round eight teams will arrive from the Champions League so it is very difficult but we want to arrive at the end of the competition."

Did you know?

MOL Vidi have only been in this competition once before, like Chelsea, but lost all of their games in 2012-13.

The only previous time Vidi have met an English side was in 1985 when famously overcoming Manchester United on penalties in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals following a 1-1 aggregate draw.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s sides have failed to score just once in 11 appearances in the UEFA Europa League.

Prediction: 3-0

Form:

Possible lineups:

Chelsea: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Barkley, Moses, Willian, Morata.

MOL Vidi: Fiola, Milanov, Stopira, Nego, Kovacs, Hodzic, Patkai, Huszti, Tujvel, Scepovic, Nikolov, Vinicius, Hadzic, Juhasz

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