CHELSEA BREAK EUROPEAN RECORD HELD BY MANCHESTER UNITED AFTER BEATING SLAVIA PRAGUE

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Chelsea had an easy start to the game against Slavia Prague in the second leg of the quarterfinal clash at Stamford Bridge as the Blues were 3-0 up inside the first 17 minutes of the game. The first-half ended 4-1 in Chelsea’s favour but the game had a nervy ending after Petr Sevcik scored two quick-fire goals for Sparta Prague immediately after the restart.

Chelsea took a 1-0 win into the second leg of the tie at Stamford Bridge, following a late Marcos Alonso goal and are now through to the semi-final having beaten Slavia Prague 5-3 on aggregate.

Chelsea have been formidable in the Europa League this season and have now broken a record that was held by Manchester United. Chelsea are unbeaten in the Europa League this season and are the first British club to win 11 matches in one European campaign.

The previous record of 10 wins in a single European campaign was previously shared by Manchester United and Newcastle United, who achieved the feat in 2002/03 and 2004/05 respectively, but Chelsea have now broken the record.

Chelsea were dominant during the group stages and won five of their six group matches, only dropping points to Hungarian side Videoton, in a 2-2 draw away from home.

Since advancing from the group stage, Maurizio Sarri’s men have since won all their knockout games, defeating Malmo, Dynamo Kiev and now Slavia Prague both home and away.

Chelsea are among the favourites to win this competition and have a semi-final clash with Frankfurt next month. Meanwhile, Arsenal progressed through their tie with Napoli and will face Valencia in the other semi-final clash.

A potential English Europa League final await both Chelsea and Arsenal, if they go past their semi-final opponents.

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