The Blues managed to beat tonight’s opponents twice last season on their march to Germany and, while the Eagles have marked time since, the prize money from last term’s sojourn has seen the team from SW6 improve their ranks – particularly in the shape of the mercurial Eden Hazard. If all was fair and straightforward in this game, interim-manager Rafa Benitez would be presenting European football’s second-tier trophy to owner Abramovich as a leaving present, but this is football and we all know anything can happen…
Fish X Chips
Traditional fish and chips has had a fancy makeover. This attractive corner restaurant has a bar beside the friers and plenty of seating. Despite the modern flourishes, Fish X Chips maintains the essence of a proper chippie. Pukka pies, for instance – they've got three different flavours here at £2.20 a pop. A chip buttie comes in at £2 and a jumbo saveloy £1.80. You can easily eat here and have cod, haddock, rock, plaice or skate with chips for under a tenner.
Venue says: “With absolutely nothing artificial on the menu, we pride ourselves on good honest food using only fresh ingredients.”