Chelsea will face Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
The Blues comprehensively defeated Dynamo Kiev over two legs in the round of 16, with the aggregate scoreline finishing 8-0 to Maurizio Sarri’s men.
Slavia Prague, meanwhile, secured their place in the final eight rather narrowly. They shocked Sevilla with a 6-5 win on aggregate after their second-leg fixture went deep into extra-time.
Chelsea will be happy with this draw, having avoided several prestigious clubs, and they will take encouragement from their previous success against Czech opposition.
Take a look back at the Blues’ only six encounters against teams from the Czech Republic in their history!
Chelsea 4-2 Viktoria Zizkov, 15 September 1994
Chelsea defeated Viktoria Zizkov 4-2 in the first leg of their Cup Winners Cup clash. Goals from Paul Furlong, Frank Sinclair, David Rocastle and Dennis Wise secured the Blues their victory.
Viktoria Zizkov 0-0 Chelsea, 29 September 1994
Chelsea failed to find the net but were comfortable in the second leg of this tie. Glenn Hoddle’s side progressed to the next round of the Cup Winners Cup with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline in their favour.
Sparta Prague 0-1 Chelsea, 16 September 2003
Nearly nine years on, Chelsea locked horns with Czech opposition again. They travelled to Sparta Prague in the Champions League group stage and won 1-0 courtesy of a rare goal from William Gallas.
Chelsea 0-0 Sparta Prague, 26 November 2003
At home, however, Chelsea weren’t so fortunate. They couldn’t break the deadlock against Sparta Prague, and the shares were spoiled at Stamford Bridge. Gallas had the chance to be the hero once again, but couldn’t convert a gilt-edged opportunity.
Sparta Prague 0-1 Chelsea, 14 February 2013
The two sides locked horns once again in 2013, this time in the Europa League knockout stages. Chelsea came away from Prague with a 1-0 lead after Oscar netted a late goal.
Chelsea 1-1 Sparta Prague, 21 February 2013
The last meeting between Chelsa and a Czech side came in the second leg of their Europa League fixture against Sparta Prague. The visitors appeared to be taking the tie to extra-time, but Eden Hazard scored in the 90th minute to send the Blues through to the round of 16 with a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.