Chelsea vs Eintracht Frankfurt teams: Eden Hazard recalled to Blues’ starting XI for second leg of Europa League semi-final

Eden Hazard will start Chelsea’s Europa League semi-final second leg match against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Belgian was a surprise omission from Maurizio Sarri’s line-up in the first leg – a game which finished 1-1 – but Hazard has been given the nod at Stamford Bridge.

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Hazard was brought on after 61 minutes in Germany but failed to make an impact

Sarri has made four changes from their win over Watford last weekend with Gonzalo Higuain, Marcos Alonso and Pedro dropping to the bench while N’golo Kante has a hamstring injury.

In come Olivier Giroud, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Emerson Palmieri and Willian.

As for the hosts, they’ve named a strong XI which sees the likes of Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic start.

Below you can see the confirmed team news in full.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud, Hazard

Subs: Caballero, Alonso, Barkley, Higuain, Pedro, Zappacosta, Cahill

Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Da Costa, Abraham, Hinteregger, Falette, Hasebe, Rode, Rebic, Gacinovic, Kostic, Jovic

Subs: Ronnow, Ndicka, Fernandes, de Guzman, Haller, Chandler, Paciencia

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