With their domestic results utterly disappointing this season, Chelsea will see the Dynamo Kiev clash as an opportunity to slightly improve the dressing room atmosphere.
The Blues need a win if they are to have a realistic chance of reaching the next stage, which is enough important incentive for Jose Mourinho’s charges to give their best.
Meanwhile, Dynamo Kiev are showing signs of improvement and they are well aware that another draw would place them in a good position to qualify.
Radamel Falcao Garcia has been ruled out for a few weeks through a muscle injury he picked up in training, but he is unlikely to be sorely missed.
Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro are both in contention to return against Dynamo Kiev, but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is definitely out.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Begovic – Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta – Ramires, Fabregas – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Diego Costa.
Full-back Danilo Silva has picked up an injury at the weekend and he has been ruled out, whereas midfielder Younes Belhanda is another important player who did not make the trip to London.
There have been no other selection problems for coach Sergei Rebrov, who is expected to recall star striker Artem Kravets to the side. Polish striker Lukasz Teodorczyk has been left out despite marking his return from a lengthy injury lay-off with a goal in the Ukrainian Cup.
Probable starting line-up (4-1-4-1): Shovkovsky – Morozyuk, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Vida – Rybalka – Yarmolenko, Sydorchuk, Buyalsky, Gonzalez – Kravets.
-The clash in Kiev that ended in goalless draw was the first ever match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev
-Chelsea are winless in last four matches and have just one win in last eight
-Diego Costa has failed to score in four consecutive games and he has one goal in last ten CL appearances
-Chelsea have already lost three home matches this season
-Dynamo Kiev kept a clean sheet in eight of last nine matches and did not concede in last six away games
-Dynamo Kiev have never won a game on English soil in 12 previous attempts (0-2-10)
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Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev prediction
Chelsea players are completely out of confidence and will be under tremendous pressure after yet another disappointing result, so they will have problems breaking the rock-solid Dynamo. The visitors will be perfectly happy to sit back and wait for their chance on the break and having done so well at the back this season, under 2.5 goals looks a good choice.[fixture match_id=”3870261752883098274184953″ type=”odds”]