Chelsea will get back to Champions league action on Wednesday as they host Ukrainian outfit, Dynamo Kiev. We take a look at key elements that could play out in this fixture.
The blues lost their league Match against Liverpool last weekend as they experienced their sixth defeat of the season as the club’s disastrous start to the 2015-2016 season continues.
Mourinho’s side drew this corresponding fixture away at Ukraine 2 weeks ago and will be looking to take 3 points from this game if they are going to qualify from the group stages with ease. The blues will be hoping for a little bit of luck as they lock horns with the Ukrainian side. The blues sit third on the Champions league log table behind Dynamo Kiev and FC Porto.
The Ukraine based side come into this game in good form after losing just one game in the league this season. Jose Mourinho’s side will be hoping to shut out Dynamo Kiev’s star man Yarmolenko whom the blues have scouted.
Although the winger recently signed a new contract but he hasn’t ruled out a move to the English Premier League. A game against the EPL champions on English soil will be a good opportunity to test himself against one of the best teams in England. Dynamo Kiev will be hoping to build on their 2-0 win against Mertalist Kharkiv on Saturday
The blues are still missing Thibaut Courtois as a result of knee Injury, Ivanovic is still out with an harmstring injury.
Dynamo kiev’s striker, Lucasz Teodorczyk who have been out with a long term injury is the only player certain to miss the game. The striker has missed 23 games already this season. Dynamo kiev will have the rest of the squad available to face Chelsea.
These sides have met just once and that was in last months Uefa Champions league match in Ukraine that ended goal less.
Predicted Chelsea lineup.