CHE vs DYK Dream11 Match Prediction | Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev Europa League Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News
Chelsea will host Ukranian champions Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of last 16 round in Europa League. The London based club defeated Malmo in the round of 32, while overcame Olympiacos. Despite having a turbulent domestic season, the Blues are considered as one of the favourites for the Europa League title. Dynamo Kiev will come to Stamford Bridge pretty much as outsiders but they would want to give Chelsea a tough fight.
Competition – UEFA Europa League | Round of 16, 1st leg
Venue – Stamford Bridge, London
Date & Time – 8th March | 01:30 AM IST
Maurizio Sarri was not brought to Chelsea to focus on Europa League as the main competition, however, the blues of The Blues in the premier league have resulted in a change of priorities. Chelsea, who started the domestic campaign strongly, have faded away as they find themselves out of Champions League qualification spots. The race to the top 4 is a tough one in the premier league and Chelsea will be wise to take Europa League seriously to increase their chances of making the Champions League next season. They will take great confidence from the fact that they won the tournament when they participated in it the last time in 2012.
As for Dynamo Kiev, they know that they will be in a battle at Stamford Bridge and they will have to fight the battle very well if they are to beat Chelsea at their home. The good thing for Kiev is that they have been good in away matches recently. The Ukranian team topped the Group K before defeating Olympiacos in the round of 32. Kiev will definitely come with a gamplan to remain alive till the second leg of the tie. A heavy defeat at Stamford Bridge would mean that they won’t have a chance in the second leg at home.
Chelsea – L W L W W
Dynamo Kiev – W D W W W
Probable Playing XIs
Chelsea – Caballero; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Christensen, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian
Dynamo Kiev – Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko; Shepelev, Buyalskiy; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley, Rusyn
Fantasy picks from Chelsea
The Brazilian winger will carry the main attacking threat for his team with Hazard likely to be rested.
2. Olivier Giroud
Giroud has found himself warming the bench most of the time at Chelsea but this is the kind of a fixture that can help him to make a case for himself.
Fantasy picks from Dynamo Kiev
1. Viktor Tysgankov
The dynamic winger has been impressive in Europa League this season. Tysgankov has 4 assists and 2 goals in 7 appearances.
2. Vitaliy Buyalskiy
The midfielder is capable of creating or scoring a goal and Dynamo will need him to be in the thick of things to get any kind of a result.
Prediction – We predict a 2-1 win for Chelsea.