Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea LIVE: Team news CONFIRMED, Europa League draw details, Eden Hazard


Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates

  • The Blues take a 3-0 first-leg lead into the encounter in Ukraine
  • Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain did not travel with the squad
  • Only Frankfurt are on a longer current unbeaten run away from home in the competition than Chelsea
  • Willian has either scored or assisted at least one goal in seven different matches

DYNAMO KIEV vs CHELSEA

Dynamo Kiev XI: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley; Garmash

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Zappacosta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian

Team news

17:05: Callum Hudson-Odoi is named in Chelsea’s starting XI as Maurizio Sarri makes seven changes.

The 18-year-old winger, who was called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time today, helped the Blues build a 3-0 aggregate lead by coming off the bench to score the final goal in last week’s first leg.

Recalled winger Willian is named captain, while striker Olivier Giroud, who has scored six times in the competition this season, replaces the ill Gonzalo Higuain, who did not travel to Ukraine.

Defenders Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta and Andreas Christensen were the other players brought back by Sarri, along with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, centre-back Antonio Rudiger and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were the men retained from the weekend draw with Wolves, while Eden Hazard was named on the bench.

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Breaking news

17:00: Not sure if you are interested, but I’m contractually obligated to inform you that former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham boss after barely a month in charge.

“In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role,” Scholes explained.

Better dust my CV off and apply…

Twitter round-up

Adam: If I was in this starting XI, I’d get on the phone to my agent and start looking for a move. You know Sarri thinks your bench fodder when RLC starts alongside you…

Arid: Ethan Ampadu has unique potential and talent. Sarri is wasting it. He played much much more minutes under Conte last season.

Chris: Thrilled Loftus-Cheek & Hudson-Odoi are starting this evening; a massive improvement from Sarri. More disappointing is Ethan Ampadu – one of our brightest prospects – not even earning a seat on the bench. He really deserves more game time.

Can’t please everyone! We’re finally seeing RLC and CHO starting together and now people want Ethan Ampadu in the mix!

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

The line-ups…

16:50: Rejoice everyone – Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek start! Never thought I would see the day…

Dynamo Kiev XI: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley; Garmash.

Subs: Bushchan, Tche Tche, Andriyevskiy, Bueno, Shabanov, Smirniy, Alibekov.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Zappacosta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian.

Subs: Caballero, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Azpilicueta, Luiz.

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates (Image: PA)

Evening…

16:45: Roll up, roll up – It’s time for the Europa League!

Forget that Cheltenham malarky – we all know UEFA’s second best competition is the greatest show on turf…

OK, maybe not. But It is a significantly cheaper alternative to the racing.

Anyway, Chelsea are in the Ukraine looking to complete the job they started at Stamford Bridge last week.

Maurizio Sarri’s Blues have a healthy 3-0 aggregate lead coming into tonight and should confirm their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw.

Time for the line-ups!

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates

Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

DYNAMO KIEV vs CHELSEA

Gonzalo Higuain will be absent for Chelsea’s Europa League last-16 second leg against Dynamo Kiev.

The Argentinian striker has not travelled to Ukraine due to illness, with Olivier Giroud, who has scored six times in the competition this season, set to take his place.

Chelsea lead the tie 3-0 on aggregate and head coach Maurizio Sarri is once again expected to rotate his squad, which could mean opportunities for youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu.

Chelsea provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri, Alonso, Zappacosta, Ampadu, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Pedro, Giroud.



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