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How Chelsea could line up against Dynamo Kiev

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie with Dynamo Kiev, which they currently lead 3-0 on aggregate.

Chelsea already have one foot in the quarter-finals of the Europa League ahead of Thursday's second leg against Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.

A 3-0 win in the first leg at Stamford Bridge has put them in complete control of the tie, and barring a complete collapse from Maurizio Sarri's side they should be in the hat for the next round.

However, Kiev have been impressive at home recently and Chelsea go into the game off the back of a disappointing home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up for Thursday's contest.

Possible CHE XI vs. DYN

Out: Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: None

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Changes are expected from Sarri considering the comfortable position they find themselves in, meaning that there could be opportunities for fringe players to stake their place.

Fans will be particularly hopeful of seeing both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek start given their relatively limited game time so far this term.

Sarri may also take the opportunity to rest key players such as Eden Hazard, Gonzalo Higuain, N'Golo Kante and Jorginho with another important league game away to Everton at the weekend.

Mateo Kovacic could be used as the pivot player in place of Jorginho, then, with Olivier Giroud leading the line and Willian likely to be chosen ahead of Pedro after the Spaniard was selected in the starting lineup against Wolves.

There could also be changes at the back with the likes of Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso likely to come into the team.

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