So will Rafael Benitez leave Chelsea with a trophy to his name?
We will be some way closer to finding out tonight when he takes his Blues side to Switzerland to face Basel in a Europa League semi-final first leg.
Juggling European commitments with the need for a top-four finish has meant Benitez has been rotating his team around, yet their Europa League campaign has so far been as good as hoped and the Stamford Bridge side will be eyeing a trip to Amsterdam for the final next month.
The bookies at bwin go 5/4 that Chelsea take a lead back to west London for the second leg, with the draw priced at 12/5 and Basel, who accounted for another London side in Tottenham Hotspur in the last eight, a 2/1 chance.
But before you have a bet, take a look at these stats that you might not have seen.
0: Chelsea’s last four away wins have been achieved without conceding a goal. You can back the Blues to win to nil at 31/10.
1: Basel have lost just once at home in all competitions this season, a Champions League qualifier defeat to Cluj. Murat Yakin’s side are 3/5 to avoid defeat against Chelsea.
2: Basel have scored 12 goals in their six home Europa League ties, an average of two goals per match. It is 14/5 with bwin that the Swiss side score exactly twice.
4: The number of goals Fernando Torres has scored in his last three Europa League appearances. The Spaniard is 7/5 to score at anytime against Basel.
5: The number of times in Basel’s last seven matches that at least four goals have been scored. bwin offer a price of 2/1 on there being over 3.5 goals scored at St-Jakob Park tonight.