Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14th March 2019
Kick-off at 17.55 UK/ 18.55 CET
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium (Kiev).
Let’s cut to the chase. Chelsea might be struggling to keep up with the intense competition for the top four spots in England, but they are entirely on another league when compared to Kyiv. In the first leg of the tie, Maurizio Sarri’s men recorded a comfortable 3-0 win, and now Dynamo has to climb through a deficit of three goals at home.
Even without their talisman Eden Hazard, the former Premier League champions took the lead as early as in the 17th minute. At the Stamford Bridge, the visitors simply did not have an answer to the mesmerizing link-up play between Chelsea players.
Chelsea has an onus to win the Europa League this season, considering they might lose out on a top-tier position in the English League, which ensures of a Champions League entry. They might have to deal with the likes of Valencia, Inter Milan, Napoli etc. But the news of Arsenal losing their first leg is surely music to Chelsea fans’ ears.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams last met in European competition back in 2015/16 Champions League.
- Then, Chelsea, on top of a home win progressed to the next round.
- Chelsea rightfully holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- While at home, the Blues have a 100% winning record, at this venue they have stood unbeaten, and have not conceded.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea has bigger fish to fry, and that is their Premier League campaign. With a three-goal aggregate advantage, the team has already one foot in the next round. Kyiv will be desperate from the beginning to get on the scoresheet, and Sarri will be counting on this helplessness.
A single goal by the visitors would require Dynamo to score five goals in return without conceding. Chelsea, will surely not let things to fester long and will get on the business end of things right on. If possible, after an early goal, the gaffer might even give a chance to some bench-players or youngsters.
The English team is currently on a six-game unbeaten run, and importantly, against Kyiv, holds a 100% unbeaten record. And also, for all their heroics, Kyiv is no match for these visitors.
Expect Chelsea to kill the game early.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to Score in the First Half @ 2.00 (1/1)
Half Time Result: Chelsea to Win @ 2.75 (7/4).