FT: Chelsea 1 Sparta Prague 1 (Agg: 2-1)

LAST WORD - Rafee has been back in touch to say: ""Hazard what have you done?, now I will not get my £100 from my brother...hate Chelsea now." Ah well Rafee, there's always the last 16 round next time!!

FULL TIME. That's it, Chelsea draw to go through. Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+2)
Bednar is on for Kadlec for Sparta.

90 (+2)
GOAL - HAZARD!!!!! Hazard has surely won it for the Blues after he runs into the left side of the box before shooting in from 15 yards!!!!

90 (+1)
Kadlec tries an effort from the edge of the box but Cahill blocks before Kweuke is booked for a challenge on Bertrand.

Two minutes of added time are announced.

90
Chelsea win a free-kick midway in their half on the right. They take but Mata is robbed of the ball on the edge of the Sparta box. Sparta break clear and feed the ball to Matejovsky who shoots wide from 15 yards in the centre.

89
Mata takes the corner and Terry passes onto Ramires who shoots wide on the spin from six yards in the centre.

89
Ramires presses into the left side of the box and wins a corner on the left.

88
Mata takes the free-kick and the ball falls to Azpilicueta who shoots well wide from 20 yards on the right.

87
Vacha takes the free-kick but Cech punches away. Chelsea break forward and Hazard is fouled for a Chelsea free-kick 25 yards out on the left and Matejovsky is booked for the challenge.

86
Sparta take the free-kick midway in their own half and Ramires then fouls Prikryl for a Sparta free-kick 35 yards out to the left.

86
Mata takes the free-kick but it hits the wall again before Bertrand fouls and is booked.

85
Chelsea win a free-kick 30 yards out in the centre. Mata takes but it hits the wall and Prikryl is booked for breaking from the wall too early. It is a Chelsea free-kick in the same position.

83
Bertrand crosses from eight yards on the left after good passing play by Chelsea but Krejci is there to clear.

82
Lafata is replaced by Kweuke for Sparta.

81
Chelsea win a free-kick 20 yards out on the left. Hazard takes and Vaclik gets down well to clear.

80
Mikel wins a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. Mata takes it quickly and Chelsea keep possession but Bertrand's misplaced pass goes out for a Sparta throw in midway in their half on the right.

79
Matejovsky crosses from 28 yards on the right but the ball rolls out harmlessly for a goal kick.

78
Krejci plays a one-two to get to the left byline before crossing into the centre but Cech is there to get down and gather the ball.

77
Chelsea win a free-kick 28 yards out on the left. Mata floats the ball into the box but it clears to clear the first man and Sparta clear.

76
Mikel picks out Moses to the right side of the box but his cross from 12 yards is cleared.

76
Vacha takes the free-kick and the ball falls to Zapotocny who blasts just over from 20 yards on the right.

75
Ramires and Kadlec tussle for the ball and Sparta win a free-kick 35 yards out on the left.

74
Ramires creates a yard of space for himself to the right side of the box but pulls his shot from 12 yards wide.

73
Moses presses down the right flank but the ball just runs out for a goal kick.

72
Kadlec latches onto a long ball and he shoots from 16 yards to the left of goal but his effort goes wide under pressure from Cahill.

71
Chelsea win a throw in 20 yards out on the right. They take and Mata floats a cross into the box but Svejdik clears.

70
Mata takes the corner and Chelsea win a free-kick on the left touchline 25 yards out. Hazard takes but Vaclik punches away.

69
Mikel floats a long ball forward to Torres who chests the ball down to Moses who lets one fly from 22 yards in the centre and Vaclik has to parry the ball out for a corner on the right.

67
Hazard is on for Oscar.

67
Bertrand crosses from the left byline but Sparta scramble the ball away.

65
Sparta press forward and Matejovsky makes a strong run at the box before shooting from 25 yards out in the centre but it is just wide of Cech's right post.

64
Azpilicueta concedes a throw in 30 yards out on the left. Sparta take and play the ball back.

63
Cahill floats a long ball forward for Torres in the box but he cannot meet the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.

62
Chelsea enjoy good possession before Mikel floats a pass into the box but Hybs clears.

60
Chelsea press but Mata's cross from the right is intercepted by Holek. Sparta break forward and win a throw in 15 yards out on the right. They take and Krejci crosses into the box from the right but there is no-one there and Cech easily gathers.

59
Chelsea come again and Ramires wins a free-kick 30 yards out in the centre, Mata takes and Terry volleys at goal from 12 yards on the right but Vaclik palms away to his right.

58
Chelsea break forward and Oscar finds Bertrand in the box but he is tackled and Sparta clear.

56
Mata takes the free-kick but Sparta partially clear before Chelsea win another free-kick 30 yards out in the centre. Mata takes but Vacha clears.

56
Chelsea press and Azpilicueta wins a free-kick five yards out on the right. Hybs is booked for the foul.

Rick Shirran in Luton says: "Chelsea are taking this game seriously although not many others do. they will be annoyed at letting sparta score and because of this i predict chelsea running out 3.1 winners on aggregate at full time."

54
Torres is played in one-on-one by Ramires and he tries to lob the on-rushing Vaclik from 16 yards but the keeper saves and Sparta clear.

52
Sparta break forward and Prikryl wins a throw in 20 yards out on the right. They take but Chelsea win the ball and break upfield before Moses tries an effort from 28 yards on the right but it goes wide of Vaclik's left post.

51
Mata hits the free-kick into the box but Sparta clear.

50
Mikel tries to release Torres with a long ball and the striker wins a free-kick off Hybs 35 yards out in the centre.

48
Moses presses to the right of the box but fouls Hybs for a Sparta free-kick on the edge of their box.

47
Oscar makes a great run at the Sparta box before tee-ing up Ramires who hits the post with an effort from 15 yards on the right after a slight deflection off Holek.

46
Chelsea re-start the game. No changes at the break.

Hugh says: "I don't always get Chelsea. We can topple Barca and Bayern but struggle against Sparta Prague? We need some consistency at the moment. Chelsea to win 2-1 (3-1) hopefully!"

Rafee says: ""Come on Sparta Prague please score one more time and i'll pray for you guys to win the competition this year and knock under performing Chelsea, you can do this boys!"

Marcus says: "I'm reckoning on the one bad half followed by a good half in Chelsea's case like against Brentford, raising their game and getting two or three goals. 3-1 for me."

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 2/1 for a Chelsea win, 7/4 for the draw and 6/4 for a Sparta victory. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew!

HALF TIME. Chelsea go in a goal down here and the tie is now all square on aggregate and there is all to play for. Stay with us for the second period.

45 (+2)
Moses wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and Mikel crosses from 20 yards and Torres does well to get between two defenders before heading over from 12 yards in the centre.

45 (+1)
The game is scrappy in the middle at present.

Two minutes of added time are announced.

45
Chelsea take the free-kick but Sparta win their own midway in their half on the left.

44
Sparta break forward and Prikryl crosses from the right but Cahill clears before Lafata is booked for a foul on Ramires near the halfway line.

43
Mata takes the corner and Chelsea win a throw in 15 yards out on the right. They take and first Moses then Ramires cross into the box from the right byline before Krejci clears the danger.

42
Moses presses down the right flank and wins a corner on the right.

41
Bertrand concedes a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. Sparta take and Matejovsky floats a high cross into the box but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

40
Chelsea take the corner but Holek clears the danger.

39
Chelsea break forward quickly and Ramires finds Mata in the left side of the box who controls well before shooting from ten yards and forcing Vaclik into a save to push it out for a corner on the right.

39
Sparta break forward but Matejovsky's long range effort takes a slight deflection and Cech easily saves.

38
Oscar takes the corner on the left but it is too close to Vaclik who easily gathers.

37
Chelsea take the free-kick and keeper possession before Azpilicueta crosses from the right byline towards Torres at the far post but Zapotocny heads out for a corner on the left.

36
Sparta come again but Cahill clears before Ramires wins a free-kick near the halfway line.

36
Lafata tries a low shot from 30 yards out in front of goal but it is wide of Cech's goal.

35
The ref is okay to continue and play resumes.

The ref has sustained a small cut on his right thumb and is getting a plaster put on it on the sideline!

33
Chelsea take the throw in to Ramires who tries to release Moses into the right side of the box but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

32
Azpilicueta wins a throw in five yards out on the right. He takes but Hybs clears for another Chelsea throw in near the halfway line on the right.

30
Krejci takes the corner and the ball falls to Matejovsky 20 yards out on the left. He shoots but it is well over.

29
Sparta break forward and feed the ball to Prikryl who tries an effort from 12 yards on the right and Cech can only parry it out for a corner on the right.

Blue Dunc says: "come back and save us jose." Rafee says: "Just hope Sparta Prague score one more time and i'll get my £100 from my brother just hope they do it"

28
Krejci takes the second corner but Chelsea partially clear before Terry wins a throw in midway in the Blues half on the right.

27
Sparta win a corner on the right They take and win another.

26
Mata takes the free-kick and lifts it over the wall but also high and wide of the Sparta goal.

25
Chelsea threaten but Torres' pass to Moses on the right goes astray and it is a Sparta throw in near their own byline. They take but Lafata fouls Ramires for a free-kick 28 yards out on the right.

Rohaan has been back in touch to say: "Blessing in disguise, this will fire up the Chelsea boys to score a few tonight. Not an easy game as we thought. Game on!" It is indeed!

23
Sparta break quickly upfield and Kadlec tries a long range effort from the left but it is way wide.

23
Oscar tries to release Torres into the right side of the box and Torres goes down under a challenge but the ref waves play on.

22
Oscar crosses from the right to Mata in the centre of the box but Holek is there to clear.

21
Sparta take the free-kick and feed the ball to Kadlec on the right who crosses into the box but Cahill clears.

20
Terry concedes a free-kick just inside the Chelsea half on the right.

19
Mikel is down injured after a challenge on the edge of the Chelsea box but he is okay to continue and play resumes.

17
GOAL - LAFATA!!!! Lafata scores to level the tie. Sparta win a free-kick near the halfway line. Matejovsky takes quickly to Kadlec to the left of goal. He cuts the ball back to Lafata who places it into the net from 12 yards in the centre for his first goal for the club. Game on!!!

16
Chelsea come again and Moses gets to the right byline before crossing but Holek intercepts and clears.

16
Mata takes the corner and Torres meets the ball at the near post but heads over from an acute angle ten yards out.

16
Chelsea take the throw in and Mata wins a corner on the right.

15
Moses wins a throw in ten yards out on the right.

14
Lafta is flagged offside after trying to latch onto a throughball into the Chelsea box in the centre.

13
Chelsea continue to press and first Torres' cross from the right byline is cleared before Bertrand's cross from the left byline is collected by Vaclik.

11
Chelsea break forward quickly and Mata crosses from 18 yards on the right. Torres does well to get to the ball at the far post but volleys over from five yards with the goal gaping.

10
Sparta enjoy good possession before Zapotcny crosses from the right into the box. Lafata tries an effort from 12 yards out but Azpilicueta blocks for a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Sparta take but Cech comes off his line to clear the ball.

9
Sparta win a free-kick midway in their half on the right. They take and try to release Krejci into the right corner but he is given offside.

8
Kadlec tries to latch onto a throughball into the Chelsea box but Terry backtracks and heads back to Cech to clear the danger.

7
Mata takes the corner and Sparta head out for a throw in 25 yards out on the left. Chelsea take and eventually Torres crosses from near the right byline into the centre but Holek clears.

6
Chelsea come again and Oscar's effort from 30 yards in front of goal takes a slight deflection and out for a corner on the left.

5
Torres releases Moses down the right flank. He gets to the right byline before cutting the ball back to Torres. He places a shot from the edge of the box to the right and it is just wide of the far post. Unlucky.

4
Moses wins a throw in 35 yards out on the right. Chelsea take but are forced back.

3
Sparta take the free-kick and lose the ball. Now it is Chelsea's turn at possession.

2
Sparta enjoy possession before Mata concedes a free-kick just inside Sparta's half on the right.

Rafee says: ""How about a shock result tonight for Sparta Prague, QPR done it why can't they, I think they will beat Chelsea 2-0 WHY NOT." Why not indeed Rafee!

1
Sparta get the game underway.

Harvey says: "Don't know why benitez has such a strong side out, probably thinks winning a competition as small as the Europa league will help save his job which already looks a lost cause.. Nice to see Bertrand getting a start though, think the blues will win this comfortably, not sure how much I want them to though, think it could just be a distraction to our already dismal league campaign. Going for 3-0 Chelsea." Have some faith Harvey!

'Blue Dunc' says: "Chelsea 3 - 1 tonight with torres joining in at last." Cheers for your prediction, the teams are on the pitch so not long to go now!

Toby says: "Hi, very excited for tonight's match with my friends Ben, Jake and my brother bob. All supporting CHELSEA for a 4-0 win!!" Great minds think alike, I'm going for 4-0 too! Cheers, hope you all enjoy the game.

Joe says: "With Ba ineligible and Ferreira and benayoun just there to make up the numbers, it would of been nice to see a few of our youngsters on the bench. But I'm going for a comfortable Chelsea win, mata to score first and 4-1 Chelsea." Cheers Joe, enjoy the game.

FIRST VIEW - Rohaan says: "Looking at the Chelsea team it is very clear that Rafa Benitez is definitely giving importance to the Sunday game against City. If Chelsea win on Sunday they will be 1 point behind City. It looks like he will field Demba Ba against City, who scored against them this season when he was playing for the Toons." Cheers Rohaan, he's still got plenty of quality on the pitch tonight to give Sparta a real examination!

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 30/100 for a Chelsea win, 4/1 for the draw and 9/1 for a Sparta victory. I'm going for a 4-0 Chelsea win, with Moses to score first which pays a handsome 40/1! What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

Teams - Interim manager Benitez has made four changes from the first leg for this evening's last-32 second leg. Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic are not included in the squad, while John Terry captains the side. Sparta show one change from the first match, with Tomas Prikryl in for the ill Josef Husbauer.

Referee - Aleksandar Stavrev (FYR Macedonia).

Teams - Sparta Prague: Vaclik, Zapotocny, Holek, Svejdik, Hybs, Prikryl, Vacha, Krejci, Matejovsky, Lafata, Kadlec. Subs: Cech, Pamic, Kweuke, Vidlicka, Polom, Bednar, Janos.

Teams - Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Moses, Mata, Torres, Oscar. Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Luiz, Ferreira, Hazard, Marin, Benayoun.

Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Sparta Prague looking to progress into the last-16 of the Europa League. Rafa Benitez's side are 1-0 up from the first-leg, what are your views / predictions for tonight's action? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

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