Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest Live Streaming - UEFA Europa League
Last week, Steaua Bucharest pulled off the shock of the Round of 16 by defeating defending European champions Chelsea by a score of 1-0. The second leg of this fixture takes place on Thursday at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea seek to overturn the deficit and qualify for the Europa League quarterfinals.
Chelsea should be buoyed by a fantastic second-half performance against arch-rivals Manchester United in the F.A. Cup this past weekend. The Blues clawed their way back into the contest after conceding two early goals against the Red Devils and looked stellar. The added confidence could prove pivotal as many of the Chelsea players feel this could be the turning point after disappointing results earlier this season.
Steaua continued their winning ways this weekend, defeating Piatra Neamt in Liga 1 by a score of 4-3. They have already knocked out perennial European contenders Ajax in the previous Europa League round and are looking for their second significant scalp in this competition. The side have been in terrific form this season and are looking to run away with their domestic league, moving 12 points clear this weekend. If Steaua are looking to advance though, they will have to play their best game of the season against a revitalized Chelsea team who will be looking to stamp their authority on this game from the onset.