Chelsea held off a second-half comeback by Slavia Prague to progress to the Europa League semi-finals with victory in the second leg at Stamford Bridge. The Blues won 4-3 in what was an epic second leg quarterfinal match towin5-3 on aggregate and set up a date with German side Eintracht Frankfurt.
Maurizio Sarri’s side were cruising at half-time with a four-goal aggregate lead before Petr Sevcik produced two sensational strikes as the nerves crept into a previously dominant Chelsea performance.
Buoyed by their noisy supporters, the visitors pushed forward as they tried to force a way back into the game but time defeated them as the Blues regained their composure to close out victory.
Having secured a valuable 1-0 advantage in the Czech Republic, Chelsea raced into a three-goal lead in west London courtesy of goals from Pedro, Olivier Giroud and a calamitous Simon Deli own goal.
Slavia captain Tomas Soucek headed in before Pedro doubled his tally just 63 seconds later. The away side pulled three goals back in the second half but it was too little too late. Next up for Chelsea is a Premier League fixtures against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.