Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News at Dynamo Kiev (Europa League)

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Chelsea FC are sitting very pretty right now when it comes to advancing through to the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. Up 3-0 on aggregate from the first leg, the Blues will head to Dynamo Kiev with a very loose mentality and a squad that is essentially fully fit.

At this time, Marco van Ginkel (knee) is Chelsea’s only known injury absentee for the midweek clash. Overall, it seems that manager Maurizio Sarri has gotten through a very rough patch of results lately, and now his job status is apparently on more solid footing.

Although their top four status (a highly competitive four team race for just two spots will transpire over the final eight matches) is anything but certain, they can breathe a bit easier about the second route back into Champions League that they have available via the UEL.

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Let’s take a look at who Sarri may select in his first team on the pitch Thursday night in Ukraine.

The Bank   Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Dynamo Kiev (UEFA Europa League round of 16)

Attack: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud, Willian

Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley

Defense: Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, David Luzi, Marcos Alonso

Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero

 

Chelsea FC at Dynamo Kiev Europa League Round of 16 Leg 2/2 (3-0 aggregate) FYIs

Kickoff: Thursday, March 14, 5:55 pm GMT, Kiev Olympic Stadium

Odds via Bet Fair: Chelsea 23/20, Draw 23/10, Dynamo Kiev 13/5

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Odds via Betway to win Europa League tournament: Chelsea 11/4, Napoli 7/2, Arsenal 8/1, Valencia 10/1, Inter 11/1, Sevilla 11/1

Prediction: Chelsea 1, Dynamo Kiev 0

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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