After shaky first halves in both legs, Chelsea ended up coming away comfortable victors in both legs against Malmo. Dynamo Kyiv progressed after scraping by Olympiakos with a 1-0 win in the second leg but they’ll also be without their Europa League top goal-scorer Benjamin Verbic who’s ruled out due to suspension. Fortunately for both sides there’s no fresh injury concerns and leaves both teams able to select full strength XI’s.
Chelsea have been superb in front of goal this season, averaging 2.1 goals a game and Olivier Giroud has flourished in this competition. The Frenchman has scored only 1 goal in the Premier League but has scored 6 and is currently the tournament’s second top scorer after scoring in both legs against Malmo.
Ross Barkley also scored in both previous legs but all eyes will hopefully be on another European start for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 17 year-old winger scored the last goal against Malmo and caused consistent issues all game looking an endless threat but has yet to get the amount of minutes he’s deserved under Sarri.
In relation to Chelsea’s goal scoring prowess, Kyiv conceded 1.16 goals a game in the group stage which could open the door for further defensive issues for a thriving Chelsea side.
In Chelsea’s last 6 games in all competitions, one side has walked away with a clean sheet and taking into consideration their 0.5 goals conceded a game in the group stages, it’s worth having a dabble on.
Chelsea Win – BTTS @10/11 is my nap.