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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, top center, is cheered by teammates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on May 5, 2019.
Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, top center, is cheered by teammates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on May 5, 2019.|Matt Dunham | Associated Press
Soccer

Soccer Thursday: Premier League sides look to complete the semifinals sweep for England – Chelsea v Eintracht & Frankfurt Valencia v Arsenal

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

Football, bloody hell!

The famous quote from Sir Alex Ferguson is apropos to the last two days of European football, when two English teams overcame 3-0 deficits to reach the UEFA Champions League final.

Thursday, two more Premier League sides look to complete the semifinals sweep for England, and become the first country in history to have all four finalists in the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues.

After Tottenham’s stunning comeback Wednesday, two more London teams are in good shape Thursday. Chelsea comes home with an away goal, with a scoreless draw or a win sending the Blues to Baku.

Arsenal heads to Spain with a 3-1 lead in the tie, but Valencia has the one away goal that way prove to be pivotal. But one goal for the Gunners at any point would mean the hosts have to score three to send the match to extra time.

Expect the strength of the best league in the world to carry the day, as both English teams set up an all-London derby in Azerbaijan May 29.

There is no way these two games can match the drama of Tuesday and Wednesday, is there?

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Chelsea (-275) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (+700), draw (+380), 3 p..m. (Univision Deportes and Fubo.tv)
THE PICKS:

First half over 1 goals (-130)
Chelsea -1 (+110)
PICK FROM LAST WEEK:   Chelsea to qualify (-200)

Valencia (-111) vs. Arsenal (+280), draw (+280), 3 p.m. (UniMas and Fubo.tv)
THE PICKS:

Arsenal win or draw (+100)
Arsenal goals over 1 (-160)