Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea – UEFA Europa League
14th March, 23:25 IST
Olympiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv
Dynamo Kyiv: W W W D W
Chelsea: D W W W D
Please Note: Changes will be made to this article approximately 50-55 mins before the deadline. The article will be updated with the confirmed lineups and the revised combined XI when the official starting lineups are released by both the teams.
Chelsea will take a dominant 3-0 lead to Kiev tonight as they lock horns with Ukranian giants FC Dynamo Kyiv at the Olympiyskiy Stadium in the Round of 16 – 2nd Leg clash in the UEFA Europa League.
Goals from Pedro, Willian and Hudson-Odoi in the first leg at Stamford Bridge have put Chelsea in the driving seat. With the race for finishing in the top 4 in the Premier League heating up, Chelsea will be looking at winning the Europa League as a possible route to featuring in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Dynamo Kyiv, who are currently second in the Ukranian Premier League behind Shakhtar Donetsk, will have to produce a monumental comeback in order to progress to the quarter-final of the UEFA Europa League. The Ukranian side will be looking to exploit Chelsea’s defensive vulnerabilities that have seen them ship a tonne of goals in all competitions this year.
Dynamo Kyiv: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shepeliev; Shaparenko, Sidcley, Tsygankov; Harmash.
Chelsea: Kepa; Zappacosta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian.
Combined XI for the game (updated):
Captain & Vice-Captain Options:
- Higuain (Illness)
- Loftus-Cheek is back in full training and may start in an advanced role tonight.
- Barkley, Giroud and Willian are nailed on to start tonight.
- Eden Hazard is likely to feature on the bench for Chelsea tonight.
- Shaparenko and Tsygankov are the two most dangerous Dynamo Kyiv players.