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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Dynamo Kiev, Giroud and Willian start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Dynamo Kiev, Giroud and Willian start

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Dynamo Kiev

Chelsea are at Stamford Bridge for the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 against Dynamo Kiev.

The Blues are currently on a two-match winning run and they now have the opportunity to maintain the momentum with a strong showing against the Ukrainian giants.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero featured in the previous European meeting against Malmo at the Bridge and he could take up the same role ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga on Thursday.

In the defence, Sarri may not take risks with the crunch phase of the Europa League underway. Cesar Azpilicueta and Emerson could slot into the full-back positions with regulars Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz in the central defensive roles.

In the midfield, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante are likely to feature from the off and they could be partnered by Ross Barkley, who excelled by finding the scoresheet in both legs of the round of 16 tie against Malmo.

In the attack, Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain may not feature from the off and this should witness Pedro and Olivier Giroud enter the fray. Willian and Pedro should slot into the wider positions as usual with Giroud leading the line.