Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv: Europa League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

1 year ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
(m) at 6-03-2019 11:33PM (1 year ago)

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Time: 8:00pm
Stadium:Stamford Bridge
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Team News:
Chelsea
Sarri could choose to make a few changes amid a congested fixture list, though will be wary that the Europa League offers another route to Champions League qualification in the event that Chelsea do not finish in the top four.
The likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud both started - and scored - in the second leg against Malmo and will be hoping to play a prominent role once more here.
Willy Caballero may return in goal after Kepa was restored to the starting XI against Fulham, but midfielders Danny Drinkwater (tendon) and Marco van Ginkel (knee) are out injured.
Chelsea XI: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Willian
Dynamo Kyiv
Dynamo Kiev are without Spanish striker Fran Sol, who will require surgery on a shoulder injury suffered against FC Desna on Saturday and could miss up to two months of action.
Top scorer Benjamin Verbic is suspended, which could lead to either Sidcley or Heorhiy Tsitaishvili being drafted in on the left wing.
Despite a long trip to Ukraine on the horizon, Chelsea would have been reasonably content with their last-16 fate given the other potential dangers - Arsenal, Napoli, Inter Milan, Sevilla and Valencia - that lurked in last month's draw.
Things are beginning to look up for Sarri and a third successive victory will be demanded here. His team should oblige fairly confidently, though you doubt it will be a particularly memorable affair.