Chelsea will play Dynamo Kiev on Thursday in 2018/19 UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg as the season moves ahead. The Blues go into this game as the favourites.
Kick-off : 7:55 PM (Local)
Venue : NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev
Chelsea are comfortably ahead in the tie courtesy of their 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. But still will look to finish off the job in Ukraine.
Chelsea are eyeing for the title and reaching the final is the first task and many hurdles will come in between but The Blues will get past all of them. So after Dynamo Kiev their’s a quarter-final tie awaiting and The Blues will look to be in their best form.
Chelsea will next play Everton in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Dynamo Kiev will be disappointed with their first leg showing and would be cursing themselves of not getting an away goal. They have slim chances of progression.
The Ukrainian club know they will have to score at least three goals plus concede none if they hope to have any chances in the tie. But against a big club like Chelsea it is a very difficult task. They will look to give their all.
Chelsea have a good record against Dynamo Kiev and they will look to continue the good work.
Team news and possible line-ups
Vitaly Buyalskiy will not be available for Dynamo Kiev for the Chelsea game as due to suspension.
As for The Blues, Willy Caballero is available and might play.
Dynamo Kiev XI : Boyko, Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Harmash, Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley, Verbic.
Chelsea XI : Caballero, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.
It should be a good game as both teams will give their all. It might end 1-1 in the end meaning that Chelsea progresses.