Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 20, 2015, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dynamo Kiev 19/10 Draw 23/10 Chelsea 8/54
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Chelsea look to continue their resurgence after losing back to back games for the first time under Jose Mourhino, the blues managed to get a win against Aston Villa last weekend and will be looking to get their Champions League campaign back on track when they face Dynamo Kyiev in the Ukraine on Tuesday. Eden Hazard got some much needed rest last weekend and Mourhino would be wise to continue to use the brilliant Belgian sparingly until he gets back to his best. Willian, Fabregas and Pedro will man the fort for Chelsea in the midfield and Diego Costa will continue to operate as the lone center forward. Costa has been sensational since moving to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid and Jose Mourhino will be looking for the Brazilian born Spanish stiker to continue his strong form in this tough fixture.
Dynamo Kyiev know that a win here against Chelsea will put them in a very strong position going into the second half of the group stage and would leave them four points ahead of the blues. Star man Yarmalenko is playing a deeper role this season having started his career as a striker he has transformed into a midfielder and has an abundance of creative talent that should give Kravets and Gonzalez chances up front. Dynamo will fancy their chances against what is a shaky Chelsea defence and the home team has pace to exploit any weakness' in the Chelsea flanks.
This one is one of my favourite plays of the week, I am taking both teams to score here in what should be a great game. Chelsea looked a little better at the weekend than they have been in recent weeks but they still have some major deficiencies in their defence. I like what Dynamo Kyiev have up front and I think they will really test this Chelsea back line, but likewise I think Costa, Fabregas, Willian and Hazard can pick apart the Kyiev defence.