Coming into this match, Chelsea have been handed a much-needed win as they have beaten Aston Villa at home courtesy of some terrific performance by Diego Costa.
However, to say that the fortunes have turned for Chelsea, the fact that they needed an own goal to breathe a sigh of relief against a relegation threatened team clears the situation in which the Blues are at the moment.
Looking at Dynamo Kyiv, and they had the worst buildup to this fixture. Sitting in 2nd place in the Ukrainian Premier League, they were stunned by the top-placed Shakhtar at home. Suffering a 3-goal defeat, Dynamo will be hoping to take advantage of the weak form of their opponents on Tuesday.
Dynamo Kyiv are securing the second spot in Champions League Group G with just 1 point more than Chelsea, who are currently 3rd in the Group.
Here are the team News of both sides
The hosts’ focus will be on Andriy Yarmalenko – a player who has been tipped to join top sides from around the Europe. Ironically, in their last fixture in the Champions League, scouts from Chelsea were present in the Stadium to have a look at Yarmalenko.
Thus, for a player who has been chased by sides like Liverpool, Chelsea, and even Porto in the past, Yarmalenko has the chance to impress on Tuesday.
For Chelsea however, there could be little changes in their squad that got the better of Villa on the weekend. While Reuben Loftus-Cheek was placed on the Number 10 role against Villa, the 23-year old Englishman might sit out in this fixture.
He struggled to deal with the pace of the Premier League and with Chelsea heading to a must win game in Ukraine, it seems a bit plausible that Mourinho will rest the youngster out in favor of more experienced players.
In place of Loftus-Cheek, the 27-year old Nemanja Matic is expected to come back into the side. As far as injuries are concerned, the likes of Ivanovic as well as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have been ruled out from this fixture.
Hazard, who missed the last game as Mourinho criticized his work rate after the match, will return to starting 11.
Form in the last 5 Games
Dynamo 0-3 Shakhtar
Vorskla 0-4 Dynamo Kyiv
Tel Aviv 0-2 Dynamo Kyiv
Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 Hoverla
Volyn 0-2 Dynamo Kyiv
Walsall 1-4 Chelsea
Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea
Porto 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa
Begovic – Cahill – Rahman – Terry – Azpilicueta – Fabregas – Matic – Hazard – Willian – Pedro – Costa
Shovkovskiy – Silva – Khacheridi – Dragovic – Antunes – Rybalka – Veloso – Yarmolenko – Garmash – Gonzalez – Moares