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Chelsea take on Dynamo Kiev in the midweek Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, 4 November.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport 2.


Chelsea come into this game on the back of a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, and still deep in trouble in the Premier League. The Blues are in the 15th place and have already lost six games thus far, three more than they lost during the entire 2-14/15 campaign.

Jose Mourinho is under pressure to get his team back to winning ways, and the Portuguese will hope that they can be more convincing against the Ukrainian side, who are yet to win a game in England (D2, L10). The Premier League champions are still without Thibaut Courtois, who is out until December, and will be without Radamel Falcao for the clash after the forward suffered a muscle injury during training. Pedro is rated as doubtful for the game against the Ukrainians.

Dynamo Kiev, meanwhile, come into this game on the back of some convincing victories in their domestic league, and the manager Serhiy Rebrov will be aware that this could be his team's best chance at grabbing their first victory on English soil.

The Ukrainians have a virtually fully fit squad, except for Danilo Silva, who is absent due to personal reasons. Yarmolenko will again be key for the visitors, and there could be scouts from other English clubs to check out the midfielder, who has been subject to interest from some of the top Premier League clubs.

What Manager's Say

Jose Mourinho: In May 2004, after [Porto's win in] the Champions League final, I said in the press conference that one day in my career bad results will come. I said that I would deal with that period with the honesty and dignity that I did at the time. It took time but now we are in that time and I am stable and strong to face it. I am completely convinced that we are going to qualify first. The reality is that the game tomorrow is not a game we have to win – it's a must-not-lose, but not a must-win.

Serhiy Rebrov: We really shouldn't be thinking about what's happening with Chelsea, because what is happening to them happens to everyone at some point. I'm sure their coach is very qualified to deal with the situation and he will find a way out. We need to think about our game and not focus on whether they are a wounded animal or not. We didn't think about that in Kyiv and we won't think about it here. We wish Chelsea all the best in the Premier League but not tomorrow night. The only thing that worries me at the moment is winning this match.

Betting odds (

  • Chelsea win: 7/10
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Dynamo Kiev to win: 17/4

Team news


Possible XI: Begović; Ivanović, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matić, Fàbregas, Hazard; Willian, Costa.

Dynamo Kiev

Possible XI: Shovkovskiy; Vida, Dragovic, Khacheridi, Antunes; Rybalka, Sydorchuk, Buyalskiy, González, Yarmolenko; Kravets.