Dynamo Kyiv have a mountain to climb tonight, as they’ll look to overturn a 3-0 deficit after their relatively sub-par performance at Stamford Bridge.
Callum Hudson-Odoi finished off the triumphant victory, with Pedro and Willian scoring earlier on in the game – with Kyiv unable to reply.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri may reward Hudson-Odoi with a start this evening, as the young Englishman has struggled to force his way into the side, much to the fans’ dismay.
Olivier Giroud is also set to start tonight as the Blues’ European striker, and the Frenchman has netted seven times in the competition this year, earning joint 2nd in this years top-scorer charts.
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For Dynamo Kyiv, Vitaliy Buyalskiy is out suspended, after exceeding the yellow cards limit in the first leg.
This means Nazariy Rusyn could has a crucial night ahead of him as he looks to step up as he steps into the staring XI. The 20 year-old striker has only started twice this year, and a solid performance could mean a healthy run for the youngster in Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s side.
The game kicks off at 5:55, alongside Krasnodar vs Valencia (1-2) and Red Bull Salzburg vs Napoli (0-3).
Chelsea are firm favourites to progress, as in this competition they have been stellar under Sarri.
They record the most shots per game, boast the most possession and highest pass accuracy out of every team to progress through to the knockouts.
As well as this, Chelsea have NEVER been knocked out in the Champions League/Europa League when they’ve won the first leg 3-0.
It looks like Kiev will be blue by tea-time tonight, but Sarri mustn’t let complacency slip in, as it could haunt them.