Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates
DYNAMO KIEV 0-0 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
Callum Hudson-Odoi is named in Chelsea’s starting XI as Maurizio Sarri makes seven changes DYNAMO KIEV 0-0 CHELSEA Ruben Loftus-Cheek also starts in midfield with N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic
5: Silly from Antonio Ruddier, who fouls Tsygankov over on the left touchline. The last thing Chelsea want is to concede early and a set-piece looks Kiev’s best hope.
It’s delivered… Rudiger makes amends.
3: Well Maurizio Sarri was annoyed with the pitch for good reason. I’d say it’s 70 percent sand, 20 percent dirt and 10 percent grass. Fairly flat in fairness.
DYNAMO KIEV 0-0 CHELSEA
Chelsea retaining possession well in the early stages. Sticking to the game plan.
1: OK, we’re underway in Kiev. This should be a formality – the only excuse I can see would be the pitch but Chelsea should acclimatise to that in the opening 20 minutes.
“Come on boys, come on,” shouted Callum Hudson-Odoi as the Chelsea players emerged from the tunnel. He looks determined to impress tonight.
17:50: Just five minutes until we’re underway in Kiev. It’s a chilly four degrees. Chilly wind too. I basically wouldn’t hold it against anyone to be wearing gloves.
Top four will go to the wire
Prediction? I’d side with Chelsea. Having watched the first leg I don’t think Kiev have anything to hurt the Premier League side.
17:45: Eden Hazard anticipates the four-way fight for two Champions League qualifying places to continue until the final day of the Premier League season.
With Manchester City and Liverpool in a two-way title duel, there are four teams battling for the two remaining top-four spots.
Tottenham, who lost at Southampton on Saturday, have 61 points and Arsenal 60. United are on 58 and Chelsea 57, but with a game in hand.
A little later
“It’s a good battle. Man City and Liverpool are far away, then there are four teams who want to be in the top four,” Hazard said. “It’s going to be a good race to the end. We have nine games to play now. We have to give everything.”
17:40: Just a quick reminder that we’ll have LIVE coverage from the Emirates Stadium later as Arsenal look to turn things around after their 3-1 loss to Rennes.
A 2-0 win would see them through – but I suspect things won’t be that simple for Unai Emery’s side. It never is!
17:35: Maurizio Sarri fears for the safety of his Chelsea players after branding Dynamo Kiev’s pitch “dangerous” and a “disaster”.
The Italian could be seen pointing at the playing surface as he spoke with members of his staff and feels it has hazardous bobbles, which are possibly caused by the freezing Ukraine winter and could result in injuries.
“It’s really dangerous to play any football here in this moment, and I think it’s really very dangerous for injuries.” Twitter …read more
Source:: Daily times