Kante Warns Chelsea to Curb Their Second Half Slumps

Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3: Sarri's men reach semis despite alarming second half

Slavia Prague put up a good fight against Chelsea but Maurizio Sarri's men progressed in the Europa League after Thursday's 4-3

Chelsea will once again be without Antonio Rudiger as he's still nursing a knee injury that kept him out of the Europa League win over Slavia Prague on Thursday night so Andreas Christensen should continue alongside David Luiz in the middle of the back four.

Burnley have got 39 points and they are safe, or as good as safe anyway, so they do not have much to play for.

For all four semifinalists, winning the Europa League would secure a route into the Champions League outside of their domestic leagues.

Burnley, on the other hand, will be looking to accumulate as many points as they can after what has been a rather impressive run of results in the last three games.

"It's just something that has happened many times this season and something we need to manage a bit better".

"I'm not happy that Napoli are out because, if the final is Chelsea v Napoli, I'm sure at the end of the match I'd be really happy", the Italian said, according Metro Uk.

"But I do think the team that is going to have a big influence on it will be Leicester".

One such problem that Chelsea will have to overcome is Burnley's ability to defend deep and with numbers, getting nearly every man behind the ball and allowing their opponents a huge chunk of possession.

In the 17th minute, Pedro and Giroud exchanged their roles for the France striker to make 3-0 with his 10th goal in the competition to cement his top position in the scoring table.

Don't get me wrong, the Clarets are adapt at breaking quickly once they win the ball and Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes have been in fine form in recent months, while they'll always be a danger at set-pieces.

Maurizio Sarri's men now sit fifth in the table, on equal points but having played one more match than fourth-placed Arsenal.

"I think at the beginning of the game it was a good feeling to score three goals like this". That's where our main wager of the game will be placed.

Sarri, who has come under intense pressure at times in his maiden campaign in English football, expects to have Eden Hazard fit for Monday's clash with Burnley after the Belgian forward left the field early against Slavia Prague as a precaution.

"Someone has to tell Maurizio Sarri that they can not play with a false nine, and I don't think he will against a Burnley side that are unlikely to come to Stamford Bridge and really have a go at Chelsea".

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