The Bundesliga side face the Blues at the Commerzbank-Arena tonight, having qualified for the semi-finals of a European tournament for the first time since their European Cup win back in 1980.
Luka Jovic’s nine goals have fired the German side to the final four of the competition, with fans now dreaming of a first European success in 39 years.
The excitement around the match was palpable before kick off, with supporters unveiling a breathtaking tifo and waving flags amid an electric atmosphere in Hesse.
But some dedicated fans went a step further as they waited for the teams to appear from the Commerzbank-Arena tunnel, with supporters REMOVING seats to create their own standing section for the clash.
Eintracht may face a UEFA fine for the crazy scenes, but the party atmosphere will not spoiled should The Eagles claim a first leg win over the tournament favourites, Chelsea.
Jovic will be the key to the Bundesliga side edging past Maurizio Sarri’s men over the two legs this month, with the striker already firing the London club behind in the first leg after 25 minutes.
But the striker could line up for the Blues next season, should the Chelsea boss get his way despite Real Madrid reportedly chasing the 21-year-old sensation this summer.
Fortunately for Eintracht, Jovic is not the only forward in Chelsea’s sights, with Mauro Icardi and Alexander Isak understood to be on their radar too.
Jovic’s former Eintracht team-mate Alexander Meier is expecting big things from the Serbia international.
“Sometimes you’ll see someone score a great goal and think: ‘Yeah, it’s a little bit of luck,” Meier said. “But with Luka you saw it in training 10 times a week and you’d just say, ‘OK, that’s his style.’
“He’s made a big step but he’s far from being finished yet. He has so much development in him because he’s such a big talent.
“The older he gets, the more consistent and physically strong he will be, although he’s already really strong for his age. There’s no limit to where he can go.”