Basel vs Chelsea kickoff live football UEFA Europa League 1st leg – Semifinal match on 25 April 2013 at St-Jakob Park. check Basel vs Chelsea live score semi final match highlights 25 Apr 2013.watch Basel vs Chelsea live score match goals updates online results videos team news previews 1st leg semi-final highlights videos replay full broadcast on Espn, Star Sports, Sky Sports HD live commentary records and last few games score updates also here with match prediction about who will win, the game bout Basel vs Chelsea 2013.England defenders Ashley Cole & Gary Cahill are in Chelsea’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg at Swiss side FC Basel.Cole has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury on one April, while Cahill had knee surgical procedure on 30 March.Brazil forward Oscar is also included, despite a groin issue. The Europa League is the only trophy that Chelsea can still win this season, before interim boss Rafael Benitez relinquishes his role in the summertime.Basel beat Tottenham on penalties in the quarter-final after drawing 4-4 on aggregate, with the sides sharing a 2-2 draw in the second leg at St-Jakob Park.The winners of this two-legged semi-final tie will play Fenerbahce or Benfica on the 15 May final in Amsterdam.Chelsea forward Fernando Torres said: “We have a young squad, they must learn winning ways & this is an excellent way.”The competition helps the team a lot because it is giving us lots of satisfaction – not like in the Premier League this season, & they lost the semi-final of the FA Cup, so they were also close.
“Now we are in the semi-finals everyone can see they would like to win & the team I think is happy.Basel are without forward Alex Frei, who has retired since the team knocked out Tottenham to become sporting director at Swiss League club Lucerne.”But the Europa League is keeping us in a nice mood & thinking it could be a nice season.” Swiss side objective to add Blues to growing list of English scalps after knocking out Tottenham in emphatic fashion in the quarter-finals the hosts will be looking to dispatch Rafa Benitez’s side, whose concentration lies elsewhere.another round of live footy action here on Bleacher Document, as they bring you coverage of the UEFA Europa League semifinal between Swiss side FC Basel & English Premier League outfit Chelsea. this two-legged affair stands between of these teams & a shot at European trophy glory, so the stakes could not be higher.The first leg takes place in Switzerland, with Chelsea no doubt looking for an away aim & a positive result to take back home with them ahead of the second leg.Chelsea continue their quest to win a European title for the second straight campaign with a Europa League semifinal match up against Basel. After a stunning run to the Champions League crown last season, the Blues are now steps away from another trophy.They travel to Switzerland for the first leg of the semifinals on Thursday. Chelsea will face a Basel side that is coming off the elimination of Tottenham in the quarterfinals. They didn’t look over matched in either leg, which ought to serve as a warning signal to the Blues.Based on talent alone, the Premier League side ought to manage to advance to the final. However, if matches were all decided on talent, Chelsea would not have won the Champions League.
They must bring top form to both legs in order to move on.It promises to be an entertaining encounter, so make definite you join me, your regular commentator Karl Matchett, from around an hour before kickoff for all the team news, buildup & in-game action.Despite losing star player Xherdan Shaqiri to Bayern Munich in the summertime, they could hold on to Swiss international defender Aleksander Dragovic, who is complemented with goalscorers upfront in Marco Streller & Alexander Frei. Streller & Frei have both combined for 21 goals in the Tremendous League. Chelsea will also must keep summer signing David Degen calm throughout the legs. Degen adopted the number 7 jersey from Shaqiri due to his play making skills. Rafa Benitez has already shared his concerns about FC Basel publicly explaining They’re a lovely team, an offensive team, & will be dangerous as well. They know Basel have a great atmosphere in their stadium St. Jakob-Park, so it will be fascinating. They are an offensive team who play with intensity, a lovely team who did well against Tottenham. Having completed his research about the Swiss Champions, Benitez will have a fresh team after a day rest, following the weekend draw against Liverpool.
UEFA Europa League - 1st Leg
Date: 25 April 2013 | 25-04-2013
Time: 8:05 p.m. (UK) | 3:05 p.m. (ET) | 8:00 PM BST
Venue: St. Jakob-Park — Basel
Referee: P. Kralovec
Benitez main aim on Thursday ought to be to contain Basel and keep hold of possession, chiefly in the midfield, who they can depend on to produce chances and even goals. Basel will be looking to play a cautious game, trusting Marco Streller to score up front whilst relying on Dragovic to produce a solid performance in defense. Either way, both teams will be looking to put themselves in a comfortable position for the return fixture in London. Missing Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill both to injuries, the large kick off decision will be whether to go with out of favor Chelsea captain John Terry or stay with David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic in the centre of defense. With the in-form midfield picking itself with the dynamic threesome of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Ramires, the lone striker position resorts to Fernando Torres. The Spaniard is better suited in the away match due to his work rate in closing down defenders on the ball. Chelsea would feel much more comfortable going back to Stamford Bridge with an away objective, so will Torres be able to turn on his magic in a large cup match. ESPN, Sky Sports HD 1+, Star Sports, PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Ten Action, Al Jazeera Sports +5, Al Jazeera Sports +10, Al Jazeera Sports HD2, Al Jazeera Sports HD1, Al Jazeera Sports +3, beIN Sport 2, Fox Sports Cono Sur, Fox Sports HD, Sky Sport HD Extra Germany, Sky Go, ORF 1, Kabel Eins Germany, Fox Soccer 2Go,Sky Sport 1 HD, Kabel Eins Austria, Sky Sport 1 etc channels will provide match streaming broadcasting all over soccer fans world so stay connect with these channels links for watch live actions.
Basel and Chelsea teams squads and probables expected line-ups details list players name information here below.
Basel Expected Line-ups:
Sommer Steinhofer, Degan, Dragovic, Schar Salah, Cabral, F Frei, Stocker Streller, Bobadilla
Chelsea Expected Line-ups:
Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Bertrand Moses, Lampard, Ramires, Oscar, Mata Torres
Basel vs Chelsea will takes in 1st leg semi final match and both teams players are ready for some though game. fans also excited for live actions and support their teams for beat and qualify for final. but we know only one team will reach in final.Chelsea team perform very well in last few games. other hand Basel team have some leak of best quality planing or best plane for stop Chelsea game.mostly fans are predict that 1-1 goals draw match but we predict that Chelsea win by 3-1 goals but stay connect check results and goals updates for watch who will win the match Basel vs Chelsea 2013 UEFA Europa League?