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Kiev vs Chelsea: Team news, probable lineup & prediction

Europa League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/03/2019

Dynamo Kiev is set to host Chelsea as they prepare for the return leg of their Europa League on Thursday at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

TEAM NEWS:

DYNAMO KIEV:

Dynamo Kiev will be without Spanish forward Fran Sol as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury. 

 Benjamin Verbic Kiev top scorer is set to return from a suspension that kept him out of the first leg. 

CHELSEA:

Maurizio Sarri has almost a full squad available for the match against Dynamo Kiev, with just Marco van Ginkel sidelined with an injury for the Blues. 

The young midfielder has been out with a knee injury and has yet to feature for the club this season.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Prior to this season, the teams had only played twice previously in the 2015/16 Champions League group stages, Chelsea has won two of the three games against the Ukraine Champions.

RECENT FORM:

DYNAMO KIEV:

The Ukraine based team has been in dominant form in their domestic scene, they are in second place in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Dynamo lost once in its last five matches with the only defeat was against Chelsea.

CHELSEA:

The Blues have been in an impressive form this month with the London based club putting there worries behind in the domestic scene to remain focused in the Europa League.

The race to finish in the top our remain very open for Chelsea.

PREDICTIONS:

Dynamo Kiev 1-3 Chelsea

PROBABLE LINEUPS:

DYNAMO KIEV:

Boyko; Mykolenko, Shabanov, Burda, Kedziora; Shepelev, Buyalski, Tsygankov, Sharparenko, Verbic; Harmash

CHELSEA:

Caballero; Zappacosta, Christiansen, Luiz, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.
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