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Chelsea as Europa League 2013 Winner

Benfica 1 - 2 Chelsea

Benfica 1 – 2 Chelsea @ AFP

Chelsea as Europa League 2013 Winner. Chelsea won the UEFA Europa League 2012/2013 trophy for the first time after a dramatic 2-1 win over Benfica in the final match. Chelsea as the first club in history that can reach the victory in two major UEFA competition two seasons in a row.

Lift the championship trophy after the UEFA Champions League in Munich in the 2011/12 season ago, Chelsea complete with glory in the UEFA Europa League 2012/2013 season at the Amsterdam Arena stadium.

Fernando Torres has scored for Chelsea through the second half but Oscar Cardozo’s penalty leveled the score 1-1. Chelsea’s victory is determined by Branislav Ivanovic at the end of the match.


[N] Chelsea v Benfica

HT 0-0 FT 2-1

[N] Chelsea – Winner

Total Goals 3

First Team to Score Chelsea

Last Team to Score Chelsea

First Player to Score Fernando Torres

Last Player to Score Branislav Ivanovic

Which Team to Kick Off Benfica

Winning Margin Chelsea To Win By 1 Goal

Double Chance Chelsea / Benfica or Draw / Chelsea

Winning Method Chelsea – 90 minutes

Both Teams To Score Yes

To Score Both Halves No

Clean Sheet Benfica – No Clean Sheet and Chelsea – No Clean Sheet

To Win Both Halves No

Last Offside Chelsea

To Win Either Halves Chelsea

To Win To Nil No

Race to 2 Goals Chelsea

Race to 3 Goals No

Half With Most Corners 2nd Half

Red Card in The Match No

Penalty Awarded Yes

Injury Time Awarded At End Of 2nd Half 3 minutes

Time Of The First Goal 27th Minute Onwards

First Offside Chelsea

First Goal Method Shot

Own Goal No

Highest Scoring Half 2nd Half

Goal In The Match Goal(s)

No. of Corners 1-1 4-4



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Chelsea – Benfica Picks for Free

David Luiz - Nemanja Matic - Ramires

David Luiz – Nemanja Matic – Ramires

Chelsea and Benfica players David Luiz, Ramires and Nemanja Matic will feel this match will be very emotional. Chelsea will face Benfica in the Europa League Final 2013 at the Amsterdam Arena stadium. At this match will be a high emotionally for both squads.

All three players have the same strong ties with Benfica and Chelsea. David Luiz and Ramires as known were two players graduated from Benfica before it was bought by Chelsea.

David Luiz played with Benfica from 2007 to 2011. He along with Ramires had lifted the trophy of Super Liga Portugal as champion in 2010 and moved to Stamford Bridge stadium in January 2011 while Ramires moved in August 2010.

Conversely, Nemanja Matic ever be as Chelsea player in the 2009-2010 season and moved to exchange with Davis Luiz to Benfica in 2011. Nemanja Matic with Branislav Ivanovic in the Serbian national football team. Matic become as main player in the Benfica.

David Luiz and Ramires are both derived from Brazil of course very familiar with Benfica play and the strength of the team.

In the scheme of the squad at Chelsea, Luiz and Ramires as players who has not been replaced even though Chelsea has changed from coach Roberto Di Matteo to Rafael Benitez. This proves that both players have good quality.

Players profile David Luiz, Ramires and Nemanja Matic.

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Benfica v Chelsea

Benfica vs Chelsea - Europa League Final 2013

Benfica vs Chelsea – Europa League Final 2013

Benfica v Chelsea

This earlier final match preview Benfica versus Chelsea.

Benfica has enjoyed a phenomenal trip with only lost four times so far in all levels of competition and managed to play some amazing matches throughout the season.

Benfica and Chelsea go head to head for the UEFA Europa League Final 2013 when both sides meet at the Amsterdam Arena.

However, Benfica suffered a surprising match when they host Estoril Praia with a draw result and a defeat of Porto last weekend has knock out their lead at the Portugal Super Liga standings.

With only one match remaining, Benfica now can only hope that Porto will lose points so that they can follow into Super Liga Portugal title as winners.

If Benfica lost the titles at the Super Liga Portugal and UEFA Europa League Final at this stage would be very sad for Benfica and their supporters.

Benfica also have no new player injury worries, though their defeat to Porto may be more mental than physical.

Do you think in this final match Benfica will be affected by their grief in their domestic league problem ?

On the other side, Chelsea is trying to win tickets in the UEFA Champions League for next season. This has been a major goal for Chelsea in recent months in the qualifying tournament to enter the elite club of world football.

Now Benitez and the Blues challenged to end the season by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy.

After winning the FA Cup and Champions League last season, Chelsea found themselves in third place in the Premier League, with the possibility of finishing as high as second and as low as fourth in the standings.

The Blues players will want to show that even though they were not able to make it out of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, they were still viable as a strong squad that could possibly win this title.

Failure to bring home another European title will change to their average match campaign, to be the worst thing for The Blues.

The two teams last met in the quarter-finals of last season’s UEFA Champions League, with Chelsea winning 1-0 in Portugal and 2-1 at Stamford Bridge stadium on their way to overall victory.

Prediction Benfica – Chelsea - UEFA Europa League Finals 2013

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Europa League Previews : Chelsea v Basel

Chelsea v Basel Match Previews and Predictions

Chelsea v Basel Match Previews and Predictions – UEFA Europa League Semi-Finals 2013

Chelsea v Basel Europa League Previews. Chelsea have two matches to be serve within two days of the competitions to face Basel in the UEFA Europa League and Manchester United to determine their position in the premier league standing and at the same time they determine the ticket to the Champions League next season.

For Chelsea in both matches was equally significant importance and priority.

Based on the results in the first leg they were only able to win by 1 goal difference (Basel 1-2 Chelsea) then the Blues will not comfort to play on the match at Stamford Bridge Stadium later.

While the Blues must have to win against Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium in the premier league to secure their position in the champions league zone.

The Blues Chelsea have to play their best squad on both matches and Rafael Benitez should be keen to rotate players.

After match against Basel, Chelsea will face Manchester United into the tension-filled match rather than face Basel. So Benitez will probably play the second squad against Basel.

John Terry and Frank Lampard will lead the squad to face Basel and they become a major players in this match after being knocked out as main-squad in the europa league.

Both of these players will perform all-out to pass Basel and forward into the final match and become the champion. Europa league title could be an achievement for Lampard before he left his club at the end of the season.

The Blues only need 1-0 win or at least 1-1 draw to reach the final match. If Chelsea successfully pass this match then this achievement will be the first final match for Chelsea in the europa league competition.

Although Chelsea’s home form has been strong in the competition, they have yet to keep a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge and have also conceded in six of their seven Europa league matches.

In midfield, Lampard might be playing with David Luiz. Lampard became a hero in his free-kick in the last minute.

Ramirez was injured when facing Swansea City and Ashley Cole got the sanction will be replaced by Ryan Bertrand as a left-defender.

Juan Mata believes that Chelsea are good enough to win the UEFA Europa League and qualify for next UEFA Champions League season by virtue of a big four finish in the premier league.

The last match Chelsea lost at Stamford Bridge stadium in Europa League was in April of 2011 against Manchester United.

Chelsea did good warm up match with a win over Swansea City with a score of 2-0, while Basel defeated 0-3 at home by Lucerne in the domestic league (but Marco Streller and Elneny not played to prepared against Chelsea).

Basel have not won any of their six away macthes in the Europa League this season.

Basel must win over Chelsea by a margin of 2 goals to qualify for the finals in the europa league.

Basel lost Dragovic as defender due to yellow card accumulation.

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Chelsea v Basel Match Rules

Chelsea to Final ;

  • Win or draw
  • Lost 0-1

Basel to Final ;

  • Win with 2 goals margin
  • Win with 1 goal margin (score 3-2 or 4-3)

Last 5 Matches Chelsea ; won 3, draw 1 and lost 1

14/04/13 FAC Chelsea 1 – 2 Manchester City

18/04/13 PRL Fulham 0 – 3 Chelsea

21/04/13 PRL Liverpool 2 – 2 Chelsea

26/04/13 PIU Basel 1 – 2 Chelsea

28/04/13 PRL Chelsea 2 – 0 Swansea City

Last 5 Matches Basel ; won 2, draw 1 and lost 2

14/04/13 SUL Basel 3 – 1 Zurich

18/04/13 SCP Sion 0 – 1 Basel

21/04/13 SUL Thoune 2 – 2 Basel

26/04/13 PIU Basel 1 – 2 Chelsea

28/04/13 SUL Basel 0 – 3 Lucerne


Chelsea vs Basel Predictions

>> Chelsea likely to win

>> Pick Both to Score @1.90 Interwetten


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Basel v Chelsea Match Fact

UEFA Europa League - Basel v Chelsea Match Fact

UEFA Europa League – Basel v Chelsea Match Fact


Basel are unbeaten at home side during the competition the Europa League this season and only failed to win at St Jakob Park in early September in the league.

Basel scored the most goals from set-pieces in the Europa League with 7 goals.

The Swiss club have not lost in the last four met with the English club. Against Man United 1 draw and 1 won. Against Tottenham Hotspurs with 2 draw.

Basel became the club with worst discipline in the UEFA Europa League in this season by collected 27 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

Last home match against Zurich, Basel won 3-1 in the league.


Chelsea have met with the Swiss team only once in the UEFA Cup in season 2000/2001 against St Gallen and they lost.

Fernando Torres has scored 4 goals in his last three appearances in the UEFA Europa League.

Chelsea have lost four of five of their last European away matches, including back-to-back defeats against Rubin Kazan and Steaua Bucharest.

Chelsea could become the first club to win two UEFA’s top club competition in the consecutive seasons.

In the last away match, Chelsea lost 1-2 to Man City in the league.

Basel v Chelsea match form verdict

Basel (4-4-3) : 1.Yann Sommer (GK), 3.Joo-Ho Park (D), 4.Philipp Degen (D), 6.Aleksandar Dragovic (D), 26.Gaston Sauro (D), G. Serey Die(M), 14.Valentin Stocker, 20.Fabian Frei, 20.Cabral (M), Marco Streller (Striker), 31.Jacques Zoua (Striker)

Chelsea ( 4-2-3-1 ) : 1.Petr Cech (GK), 2.Branislav Ivanovic (D), 24.Gary Cahill (D), 4.David Luiz (D), 3.Ashley Cole (D), 12.John Obi Mikel (M), 8.Frank Lampard (M), 7.Ramires (M), 10.Juan Mata (Striker), 17.Eden Hazard (M), 9.Fernando Torres (Striker)

5 Last matches on FC Basel : Won 3 and Draw 2.
Sun 07/04/13 SUL St. Gallen 1 – 1 Basel
Fri 12/04/13 UEL Basel P 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Sun 14/04/13 SUL Basel 3 – 1 Zürich
Thu 18/04/13 SCP Sion 0 – 1 Basel
Sun 21/04/13 SUL Thun 2 – 2 Basel

5 Last matches on Tottenham Hotspur : Won 2, Draw 1, Lost 2.

Sun 07/04/13 PRL Chelsea 2 – 1 Sunderland
Thu 11/04/13 UEL Rubin Kazan’ 3 – 2 Chelsea
Sun 14/04/13 FAC Chelsea 1 – 2 Manchester City
Thu 18/04/13 PRL Fulham 0 – 3 Chelsea
Sun 21/04/13 PRL Liverpool 2 – 2 Chelsea

[colored_box color="yellow"]Basel v Chelsea Probability

Chelsea   40.41%
Basel        31.02%
Draw        28.57%

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Basel v Chelsea Soccer Pick

Basel v Chelsea Soccer Pick

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