Tonight, starting at 21:45, FC Basel and Chelsea will meet in a match of the 5th round of Group E of the Champions League. In the tour match FC Basel was surprisingly won at Stamford Bridge 2-1.
Basel ranks third in the group and is just one point behind second place. The Swiss defeated as saying on Chelsea in the first leg and then obtained two draws in double showdown with Steaua. Three of the four matches that hosts today’s meeting they have played in this group ended with under 2.5 goals. FC Basel has been defeated only twice in the last 27 games in which it evolved. Murat Yakin’s band was imposed in the last two games that he played in the national championship, where it occupies the first position. Swiss coach will not be able to further build on Safari and Diaz, who have recovered from injuries suffered.
After the setback against the Swiss, Chelsea recovered and beat them to score Steaua and Schalke (the Germans in a double header). In the last three games they have played in the group, Londoners had a goal difference of 10-0.
,, Blues “were defeated only once in the last 13 matches they have played. Jose Mourinho’s band championship in third place, being on equal points with Liverpool. In the previous ten matches of the Champions League ‘s Londoners they scored each time over 2.5 goals. Chelsea won both the break and the final in five of the last seven games in which he played in the Champions League. Van Ginkel and Luiz will not play today due to injury, but Fernando Torres will return to the pitch. Ashley Cole appears to have recovered from the injury suffered, but most likely will not play as holder.
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