Dynamo Kyiv v Chelsea :Preview

Dynamo Kiev host Chelsea after losing the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Europa League (EL) in Ukraine with a place in the quarter-final draw in the offing.

Previous head-to-head: Chelsea 2-1 Dynamo Kiev, Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea are unbeaten in six EL away games stretching back to 2013 (W5, D1). However, expectations of a Chelsea win by a multiple-goal margin on foreign soil are tempered by the fact that all five of those wins have come by just one goal.

Dynamo Kyiv will look into the last few season campaigns for inspiration after progressing having lost the first leg away from home, knocking out Guingamp in the last 32 and Everton in the last 16.

Players to watch: Denys Garmash recently hit a first-half brace as Dynamo romped the weekend’s Kiev derby in a 4-0 win over Arsenal Kiev.

Callum Hudson-Odoi hás scored three of Chelsea’s last four EL wins have seen a goal from the Blues youngster.

Chelsea forward Willian has either scored or assisted at least one goal in seven different matches (three goals, five assists).

Chelsea forward Willian has either scored or assisted at least one goal in seven different matches (three goals, five assists).

Dynamo’s last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals while Chelsea’s last four EL wins have seen them take a 2-0 lead at one point.

Maurizio Sarri has slammed the pitch in Ukraine claiming it dangerous after freezing conditions

“I think it’s [the pitch] really dangerous.

“It will be very difficult to play good football here. We have to accept the situation.”

He added: “I don’t understand why Uefa give so much attention to everything, like the players’ list, and then we have to play on such a bad pitch. It will also be very difficult for Dynamo. It’s a problem for us but also for our opponents.

Team News missing: Gonzalo Higuain(cold), Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater

Sol F.(shoulder), Pivaric J.(knee injury), Buyalskyy V.(suspension)

 

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