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FC Basel vs Chelsea, Europa League Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

europa league FC Basel vs Chelsea, Europa League Semi Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

Chelsea are England’s last hope for a European trophy this season, with a tricky semi-final against FC Basel scheduled to kick off at 3pm ET today (live on FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer 2Go).

Here’s our preview of FC Basel versus Chelsea, which points out the main threats to look out for in the Swiss side FC Basel.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Luiz, Lampard; Ramires, Hazard, Moses; Torres.

FC Basel starting XI: Sommer; P. Degen, Schär, Dragovic, Park; Frei; Salah, Elneny, Serey Die, Stocker; Streller.

In the other semi-final, Fenerbahce against Benfica kicks off at 3pm ET on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go.

Before, during or after today’s Europa League semi-final, join the conversation with fellow football supporters in the comments section below.


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