Vidi FC vs Chelsea: Match preview, predictions, venue, team news, and more | UEFA Europa League 2018-19
We are at the last matchday of the UEFA Europa League 2018-19 group stage, as The Blues face the Hungarian outfit, Vidi FC. Chelsea are the favourites for this match, however, this match is going to be an important one for the Hungarian side.
Chelsea tops Group L with 15 points, while their opponents sit in 3rd position on 6 points. Chelsea has already qualified for the Europa League 2018-19 round of 32, whereas the job is still incomplete for Vidi FC. Vidi has to defeat Chelsea for a chance to qualify for the knockout stages.
They also have to monitor the scoreline of the PAOK vs BATE match.
Venue: Groupama Arena
Date: 13 December 2018
Time: 17:55 (GMT)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev
Assistants: Marjan Kirovski, Dejan Kostadinov
Additional assistant referees: Dimitar Meckarovski, Dejan Jakimovksi
Fourth official: Nikola Karakolev
We could see a few irregular faces in Chelsea's line-up against the Hungarian side. Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Alonso could miss the match, as they have some fitness doubts. Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, and Barkley could start as the midfielders, while Victor Moses could return to the starting eleven.
Vidi team news
There are no major injury concerns in the Vidi FC squad. They will be full strength against Chelsea. They have to win this match or they will be out of the Europa League 2018-19.
Chelsea: Caballero; Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson; Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley; Moses, Morata, Hudson-Odoi
Vidi FC: Kovacsik; Fiola, Juhasz, Vinicius, Stopira; Nego, Hadzic, Patkai, Hustzi; Milanov, Scepovic
Head to head record
Chelsea defeated Vidi FC in their first and only meeting at Stamford Bridge.
Last 5 matches in all competitions
Did you know?
Vidi has hosted an English side in European competition just once before, in the 1984-85 season. They defeated Manchester United via a 1-0 scoreline.
Chelsea are in great form, as they defeated Manchester City in their last Premier League fixture. It is very hard for a team like Vidi to beat a team like .
Vidi FC 1-2 Chelsea FC