Europa League Betting Preview: Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev

Chelsea seems to have turned a corner in recent weeks, and they will welcome Dynamo Kiev to Stamford Bridge hoping to claim a clear advantage ahead of the return leg in Ukraine in seven days. Match Preview The Blues clinched their place in the Round of 16 stage of the Europa League with a comfortable victory over Swedish outfit Malmo. Chelsea overcame freezing temperatures to claim a 2-1 win away from home; where Ross Barkley and Oliver Giroud goals were enough to put Maurizio Sarriā€™s side in complete control. Giroud netted his sixth goal in seven Europa League appearances in the return leg to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge. Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi put the cherry on top of the cake for the Blues as a routine 3-0 win meant a 5-1 aggregate win. The pressure on Sarri has lifted following devastating domestic defeats to the Manchester clubs. Back to back league wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham combined with a positive display despite defeat against City in the League Cup final have reinstalled fans confidence in ‘Sarri-ball’. The race for the top four looks set to go down to the wire, so the Europa League could present the Blues with their best chance of Champions League football, and they will head into the first leg of the tie as most bookmakers favourites to win the competition....

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