Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest Betting: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Chelsea play their 51st competitive match of the season on Thursday, the Blues holding an overall record of W25 D13 L12. They are 1.33 to win again.

9. Steaua take a 1-0 lead into this last-16 second leg and have won each of their last five matches. The Romanian outfit are 8.50 to win on Thursday.

8. Chelsea need to score at least once at Stamford Bridge to stay in the tie. They haven’t drawn a blank in six home games and are 1.28 to net first.

7. Paul Rosescu converted Steaua’s first-half penalty in the first leg, his fourth goal in the Europa League this season. The striker is priced at 5.00 to net again.

Watch Rosescu’s goal here: 

6. Chelsea last made the quarter finals of this competition in 1966, when it was called the UEFA Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. They reached the semi-finals that season and are available at 3.00 to make the final this year.

5. Steaua defender Vlad Chiriches has played more minutes than any other player in this season’s competition (840). He’s scored two goals and made one assist and is 28.00 to net again.

4. The Romanian club have earned 19 yellow cards in Europe this season, committing 125 fouls in nine games. Thursday’s clash is 3.50 to witness a red card.

3. Chelsea midfielder Ramires has earned more yellow cards than goals this season (Y10 G7). He is 3.75 to get booked and 4.10 to score.

2. The Blues haven’t scored a first-half goal in eight games. They are priced at 2.20 to net in both halves.

1. Chelsea have lost just one game this season when Eden Hazard has scored – against West Brom in November. The midfielder has 11 goals in 47 Blues appearances and a price of 4.50 is available for him to score and Chelsea win.