CHE vs DYK Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Chelsea will be looking for a first leg advantage when they host Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League 1st leg round-of-16 match at Stamford Bridge, in London, England, on Thursday night (IST).
What competition it is? Europa League, round-of-16, leg 1 of 2
Teams: Chelsea and Dynamo Kyiv
Kick Off: Friday 08 March
Match Timing: 01:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Stamford Bridge (41,631)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream Europa League matches in India.
When Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the manager of Chelsea, Europa league may have been the least of his priorities at the start of the season. But with the topsy-turvy ride effectively ending Blues' Premier League title hopes a long time ago, and the top-4 position still far from secure, this competition is now becoming of ultra importance for Sarri.
But Europa League not only gives Sarri the last chance saloon to win a trophy in his first season at Stamford Bridge but winning it also secure a Champions League participation for the next season. And it goes without saying that his own position as the manager will strength.
Dynamo Kyiv, on the other hand, have enjoyed their ride in Europe this season. They topped the group with 11 points and came unscathed from the two-leg round-of-32 tie versus Olympiakos.
Now they face an insurmountable looking task of getting the better of Chelsea in the round of 16. Though it's not impossible the history suggests that the visitors are in for a very tough matchup.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Chelsea – W L W L W W
Dynamo Kyiv – W L D W W W
CHE vs DYK Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv Team News:
Injured – Chelsea have a clean bill of health at the moment. No player is expected to miss the match due to injury or suspension.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Maurizio Sarri is expected to stick with his rotation policy and which is understandable as the match comes just three days after their Premier League game.
Most probably, Sarri may go with the same starting XI which started against Malmo in the first leg. It means, Olivier Giroud, and Mateo Kovačić could come into the playing 11. While Pedro and Willian are expected to be deployed on the wings. Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard should be on the bench.
Having said that, academy products Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus Cheek are both pushing for a start.
Key Players – Willian, Pedro, Giroud
Injured – Fran Sol is out with a shoulder injury.
Suspended – Winger Benjamin Verbič will be serving a ban after picking up another yellow card in the last round of Europa League. The 25-year-old will be a big miss and Alyaksandr Khatskevich has a decision to make to replace his 12-goals hitman for this match.
Questionable – None.
Note: Versatile Brazilian Sidcley is the man who could come in as a replacement for Verbic, while Tamas Kadar may have to be content with a place on the bench.
Key Players – Fran Sol, Viktor Tsygankov
CHE vs DYK Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Chelsea– Caballero (GK), Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian
Dynamo Kyiv– Boyko (GK), Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko; Shepelev, Buyalskiy; Tysgankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley; Sol
CHE vs DYK Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea are unbeaten in the previous two meetings between the clubs, winning one and drawing the other one.
While Dynamo Kyiv has never won a game on English soil in their 14 visits. They have lost 11 times and drawn the other three in those games.
We back the hosts to win the match.
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