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After last night’s entertaining match at Stamford Bridge, Dynamo Kiev receives a visit from Chelsea on Thursday-evening in the return of the eighth finals of the Europa League. The Ukrainians need a miracle to avert European elimination, because they have to wipe away a 3-0 defeat from the first leg.
Dynamo Kiev was hardly involved last week in the first leg against Chelsea. The visitors were not in the game for a moment and it was thanks to goalkeeper Denys Boyko that it was only 3-0. Because the Ukrainians did not score a goal in London, they will almost certainly have to say goodbye to the European battle scene on Thursday evening.
For Dynamo Kiev, the return for their own public is therefore mainly dominated by reparation. The Ukrainians were not doing badly in Europe this season, with the exception of that terrible evening in London. That mentally it must be in the team of coach Alyaksandr Khatskevich became clear again last weekend, thanks to the resounding 4-0 victory in the derby against Arsenal Kiev. This weekend the last round of the season is on the program. Dynamo Kiev knows that regardless of the result it will end in second place, so Khatskevich will also bring his strongest team in line in the return against Chelsea.
Thanks to last week’s 3-0 win, Chelsea has a leg in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. This tournament could be the lifebuoy of the season for the English. In their own country, Maurizio Sarri’s team is in danger of falling outside the top four, but by winning the Europa League, the team could still get a coveted starting ticket for the Champions League.
Chelsea is still undefeated in the Europa League this year with eight victories and a draw and the team has clearly started to improve in the last few weeks. However, Sarri will realize that his team will have to go the extra mile to actually win the Europa League. Last weekend The Blues managed to avert defeat at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers by a late cannonball from Eden Hazard. However, the English may not be so dependent on their star player.
Hazard will undoubtedly get some rest against Dynamo Kiev, along with various other key players. Sarri will most likely again rely on reserves such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Davide Zappacosta. Willian and Olivier Giroud are Chelsea’s stars of the Europa League, as the duo were already good for nine goals and six assists this season.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea head to head matches
07.03.19 EL Chelsea Dyn. Kyiv 3 : 0
04.11.15 CL Chelsea Dyn. Kyiv 2 : 1
20.10.15 CL Dyn. Kyiv Chelsea 0 : 0