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Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with German side Eintracht Frankfurt away from home in the Europa League semifinal first leg clash, and the Blues have now set a new Europa League record.
Atletico Madrid had the previous record of 15 games unbeaten, which Chelsea matched after beating Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals, and surpassed the Spanish club on Thursday evening in Frankfurt.
Chelsea’s record-breaking run began back in 2012/13 season, the season which the Blues lifted the Europa League trophy under Rafael Benitez.
Chelsea have been dominant in the Europa League this season and the Blues are yet to taste defeat in all 13 games played so far this season, winning 11 of those games and two ending in draws.
Frankfurt made it difficult for Chelsea in the first leg and Maurizio Sarri’s side will have to be at their best on in the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week to book a place in the final in Baku.
If Chelsea go through to the final of the competition, the Blues might face Arsenal who defeated Valencia 3-1 in the first leg of their semifinal meeting at the Emirates Stadium.
Interestingly, Maurizio Sarri decided to rest star man Eden Hazard for this massive clash as he Played Willian and Pedro in his stead, resting Hazard for this weekend’s game against Watford.
Speaking to BT Sport before the match, Sarri explained his decision as he said: “We have to play five matches in two weeks with the same level of importance. We need to make changes.
“This is why Eden is on the bench. He played ten matches in a row and usually he is really able to change the match from the bench.
“After ten matches in a row he needs a rest. I don’t want him to play for 90 minutes.”