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Vidi FC vs Chelsea: Match preview, predictions, venue, team news, and more | UEFA Europa League 2018-19

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2.12K   //    12 Dec 2018, 21:25 IST

Chelsea are the favourites for this match
Chelsea are the favourites for this match

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.


Match details

Venue: Groupama Arena

Capacity: 22,000

Date: 13 December 2018

Time: 17:55 (GMT)


Officials

Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev 

Assistants: Marjan Kirovski, Dejan Kostadinov

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Additional assistant referees: Dimitar Meckarovski, Dejan Jakimovksi

Fourth official: Nikola Karakolev 


Team news

Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri could bring in some new faces
Maurizio Sarri could bring in some new faces

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

Vidi FC has to win against Chelsea
Vidi FC has to win against Chelsea

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.


Predicted line-ups

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

Vidi: W-W-L-W-L

Chelsea: L-W-W-L-W


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. 


Prediction

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

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