Dynamo Kyiv v Chelsea: Europa League last 16, second leg – live!


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50 min: Myolenko tries to land a shot on the right track from almost 30 yards. Nevertheless it’s blocked earlier than it even makes it into the field. Poor Arrizabalega might have achieved with a little bit of motion simply to heat himself up.

48 min: Loftus-Cheek wins possession in midfield and strides ahead on one other purposeful run. He then offloads to Giroud, who’s quickly crowded out.

46 min:The groups are again out to finish the formality of the second half. No personnel modifications have been mad in the course of the interval.

Chelsea, unperturbed by the pitch, have royally outclassed their hosts. They've been in cost from the beginning and appear to be they might rating as many objectives as they need. This tie is completed.

Extra affirmation of Chelsea’s dominance, as Alonso stabs into the web from two yards after Hudson-Odoi teed him up following a quick one-two with Giroud.

44 min: Willian’s nook is put behind for an additional, Kidziora heading it extensive earlier than Rüdiger might join.

43 min: Alonso wins a nook on the left after one other zesty transfer by Chelsea. They’re lording it over their hosts right here.

41 min: Hudson-Odoi zips a pleasant cross in to Giroud, however this time the striker’s contact is hefty. In any other case he would have been in for a hat-trick. “For me Giroud joins Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka as gamers I've virtually utterly forgotten as soon as performed for Arsenal,” chirps Drew Chappell. “As a Chelsea participant he’s been dependable, hard-working and a genuinely good bloke from what I’ve seen.” Drew despatched that message by e mail, as a result of social media algorithms forbid mild reward.

39 min: Garmash slices an tried clearance, virtually sending a nook by Willian into his personal aim! Boyko ideas it over the bar for an additional nook. Giroud will get on the top of this one however nods over from shut vary.

36 min: This may be an ideal time to spring some kids from the bench - corresponding to Ampadu - however there are none on it, as Sarri crammed it with massive weapons simply in case this match began to go awry. That’s how necessary this competitors has develop into to Chelsea, and the actual fact he allowed for the potential for Chelsea getting themselves into hassle exhibits he's nonetheless not absolutely satisfied by his powers of motivation over them. However they’ve been spot on at present.

34 min: That objective, by the best way, got here from the left, which is the place Chelsea have made nearly all of their positive aspects. Hudson-Odoi has not been as closely concerned down the correct.

It’s yet one more objective on this competitors for Giroud - his eighth this season - and it got here from an exquisite cross by Alonso from the left after Loftus-Cheek started the transfer in midfield. Giroud was left with an easy end from 15 yards and he made no mistake.

30 min: Obtained handy it to the house crowd: they proceed to make a mighty din regardless of the utter hopelessness of their group’s predicament.

27 min: Kanté hares down the appropriate, the cuts in-field and spots a intelligent run by Giroud, who he slips in. Giroud takes it to the byline after which chips it again towars his compatriot, who had continued his run within the hope of getting on the top of jsut such a move. However he’s foiled by Kedziora, who makes an acrobatic clearance proper in entrance of his personal objective.

25 min: Dynamo have gotten a foothold within the recreation, insofar as they’re having a good bit of possession now. However they nonetheless don't look able to prising open the guests, who to date don't appear to be lapsing into complacency.

23 min: Tsygankov dabs a lame freekick into the wall.

23 min: Freekick to Dynamo in an inexpensive capturing place - about 25 yards out, to the left of the D.

21 min: Garmash pokes the ball into the web after operating past Christensen to gather a move. However he was approach offside and Arrizabalega barely tried to make a save, understanding the trouble wouldn’t stand.

19 min: The gang are whistling in an effort to place Chelsea off. Value a attempt, I suppose, since nothing their staff has tried has labored. Chelsea are making this look very straightforward.

16 min: The gang leap to their ft in anticipation as Tysgankov hurtles down the correct. However his cross is weak. Chelsea zoom straight down the opposite finish and get themselves into a fair higher crossing place. However William’s cross is simply as dangerous.

14 min: Chelsea file again and take a breather, protected within the information that Kyiv can’t do them any hurt with the ball. Positive sufficient, Dynamo play it round in entrance of them for some time earlier than Kanté decides to step in and take it again.

12 min: Alonso slips a cross via to the underlapping Loftus-Cheek, who tries to fireside low into the far nook. The keeper makes a very good save, pushing it round for an additional nook. Willian delivers one other outswinger. Giroud meets it together with his head however it’s a cushty save for Boyko.

10 min: Willian, vast on the left, nudges the ball previous the defender and chases after it, however his nudge was too heavy. Nevermind, he can blame the pitch. That’s the upside of dodgy pitches.

eight min: Chelsea are in cruise management now. That early aim has deflated Kyiv and their precedence now's to keep away from a pummelling. Chelsea have a glide of their stride.

6 min: That was Giroud’s seventh objective in seven Europa League matches this season. Is he going to fireside them to the Champions League? “I feel qualifying by means of the league place would depend on different outcomes far an excessive amount of given our wobbly type and agree a Europa League win appears a bit extra simple, although not at all straightforward,” reckons Ray Speakeasy. “Plus, plainly’s the one means we’ll see Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek so Europa it's!”

Willian sends over an outswinging nook. Alonso heads it on on the close to publish and Giroud faucets into the web rom six yards. That’s the tie sealed, certainly!

5 min: Giroud costs down an tried clearance by Kadar after which battles to win a throw-in broad on the fitting. Brilliant play by the person in yellow.

four min: A foul by Rüdiger gievs Kyiv an opportunity to ship a freekick from the left. IT’s pinged in properly, forcing Zappacosta to show it behind for a nook. Kyiv takes it brief earlier than Shepeliev sends over one other harmful cross from the left. Rüdiger nuts it away. An encouraging little bit of strain there from the hosts.

2 min: Chelsea hog possession however not simply - the pitch does look a trifle bobbly.

1 min: Chelsea kick off, and inside seconds Williams delivers a cross from the left. Kyiv whack it clear.

Right here come the groups. It’s a col 5 levels in Kyiv and the gang are in vibrant type by the sounds of it. The hosts are in white, Chelsea are sporting buttery yellow shirts and shorts with blue socks - the colors of Ukraine, because it occurs.

Chelsea are sixth place within the Premier League, three factors behind arsenal with a match in hand. Their remaining home fixtures embrace a journeys to Liverpool and fifth-place Manchester United. So right here’s the query: have they got a greater probability of reaching subsequent season’s Champions League by means of the Premier League or by profitable the Europa League? I’m saying the latter, just because it in all probability entails profitable fewer video games (from this level).

“If we expect we've got already gained it’s actually very harmful. So I stated to them to play to win. If we win the match, qualification will probably be secured. The pitch isn't in good situation. That’s an issue extra for us nevertheless it’s for 22 gamers.”

Kyiv: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley; Garmash

Subs: Bushchan, Tché, Andriyevsky, Bueno, Shabanov, Smimiy, Albekov

Carefree? Not Chelsea. They could go into this recreation with a Three-Zero lead from the primary leg however the Premier League aspect have so much on their thoughts. For a begin, Maurizio Sarri has denounced the pitch in Kyiv as “a catastrophe … actually harmful” and fears his gamers are liable to critical damage. That, as a lot as their benefit from the primary leg, is why he might omit some common starters at present, particularly with a difficult recreation at Everton to return on the home entrance, the place Chelsea are lagging within the race for the highest 4. Gonzalo Higuain, nevertheless, is out due to sickness. Everton, by the best way, can also be on Kyiv minds: as a result of they have been the opponents the final time the Ukrainian aspect overturned a first-leg deficit to advance. That was in 2015 they usually had solely misplaced the primary match 2-1, however some inspiration for the hosts, all the identical. Let’s see what good it does them in the present day.

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