Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev Betting Tips & Predictions
Chelsea Football Club are the soap opera that keeps giving. There seems to be a constant stream of managers arriving and departing the club, with Maurizio Sarri’s first (and only?) season at Stamford Bridge providing plenty of drama.
The Blues began the campaign well under their Italian manager, although results have dipped and Eden Hazard continues to suggest that he’s waiting for Real Madrid to offer him a massive deal so that he can join Thibaut Courtois at the Spanish club.
More recently, Kepa ultimately humiliated his manager by refusing to come off the pitch during the EFL Cup final although the team reacted to that setback by beating London rivals Tottenham days later and they are currently favourites to win the Europa League.
Sarri has never won a trophy before although Chelsea have won a litany of silverware since Roman Abramovich took charge and they certainly have the squad capable of going the distance.
The priority in this match is to make sure that Dynamo Kiev don’t get a sniff of scoring and bag a precious away goal, with Chelsea trading at an attractive price to enjoy a victory without conceding.
The defence looks fairly robust and we should expect Kepa to have returned to the starting line-up by this match, with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger forming a fairly rock-like central defensive partnership.
Dynamo managed a 2-2 draw away to Olympiacos before winning 1-0 at home although this is a different proposition and they’ll look to get the shackles on Eden Hazard and try to deny Chelsea clear scoring chances.
However, Pedro and Willian can pick up any loose scraps and perhaps Olivier Giroud can be the player to score the goals to put Chelsea closer to the quarter final stage of the competition.
Chelsea win to nil @ 1.95 with bet365