Dynamo Kyiv v Chelsea: Europa League last 16, second leg – live!

Carefree? Not Chelsea. They may go into this game with a 3-0 lead from the first leg but the Premier League side have a lot on their mind. For a start, Maurizio Sarri has denounced the pitch in Kyiv as “a disaster … really dangerous” and fears his players are at risk of serious injury. That, as much as their advantage from the first leg, is why he may omit some regular starters today, especially with a tricky game at Everton to come on the domestic front, where Chelsea are lagging in the race for the top four. Gonzalo Higuain, however, is out because of illness. Everton, by the way, may also be on Kyiv minds: because they were the opponents the last time the Ukrainian side overturned a first-leg deficit to advance. That was in 2015 and they had only lost the first match 2-1, but some inspiration for the hosts, all the same. Let’s see what good it does them today.

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