Dynamo Kiev are the next European visitors to Stamford Bridge. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the Europa League round of 16 tie...
Chelsea in Numbers
Chelsea have won our last seven Europa League matches at Stamford Bridge by an aggregate score of 20-4.
Chelsea have won 82 (69.5 per cent) of our European home games and lost just eight of 118 matches played at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have scored in each of our last 35 home games in European competition, netting 91 goals in the process (2.6 per game). The last occasion we failed to score was against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final in April 2011.
We are 11 games unbeaten in the Europa League. Our 2-2 draw at Vidi on matchday six ended a run of eight successive wins. Our last defeat in the competition was 2-3 at Rubin Kazan in the 2013 quarter-final second leg after we won 3-1 at the Bridge.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one of only two players to have scored a hat-trick in this season’s Europa League. The other is Salzburg’s Takumi Minamino.
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Chelsea’s past 10 years in Europe
2008/09 - Champions League semi-finals
2009/10 - Champions League round of 16
2010/11 - Champions League quarter-finals
2011/12 - Champions League winners
2012/13 - Europa League winners (having transferred from the Champions League group stage)
2013/14 - Champions League semi-finals
2014/15 - Champions League round of 16
2015/16 - Champions League round of 16
2016/17 - Did not qualify
2017/18 - Champions League round of 16
|20 Sep||PAOK (a)||W 1-0|
|4 Oct||Vidi (h)||W 1-0|
|25 Oct||BATE Borisov (h)||W 3-1|
|8 Nov||BATE Borisov (a)||W 1-0|
|29 Nov||PAOK (h)||W 4-0|
|13 Dec||Vidi (a)||D 2-2|
|14 Feb||Malmo (a) round of 32||W 2-1|
|21 Feb||Malmo (h) round of 32||W 3-0|
Europa League scorers
Giroud 6, Loftus-Cheek 3, Barkley 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Morata 2, Willian 2
Chelsea's last six games
European games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 4
A home defeat: 8
Chelsea’s next three games
Sunday 10 March - Chelsea v Wolves - Premier League
Thursday 14 March - Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea - Europa League round of 16 second leg
Sunday 17 March - Everton v Chelsea - Premier League
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DYNAMO KIEV IN NUMBERS
2 European Cup Winners’ Cups, last in 1986
1 UEFA Super Cup in 1975
13 Soviet Top Leagues, last in 1990
15 Ukrainian Premier Leagues, last in 2016
9 Soviet Cups, last in 1990
11 Ukrainian Cups, last in 2015
3 Soviet Super Cups, last in 1987
7 Ukrainian Super Cups, last in 2018
4 CIS cups, last in 2002
Dynamo Kiev have won both league games since the return from their winter break. On Saturday they won 2-1 away to Desna.
They have not missed a single season of European competition since 1990.
Dynamo have lost just one of their eight Europa League games this season, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Dynamo Kiev are winless in their last 10 away knockout games in the Europa League since beating Besiktas in February 2011.
They have lost twice on the road in their last 12 matches in all European competition (four wins, six draws).
Dynamo have never won a European match on English soil. They have drawn three and lost 11 of their 14 previous visits.
|2008/09||UEFA Cup semi-finals (having transferred from Champions League group stage)|
|2009/10||Champions League group stage|
|2010/11||Europa League quarter-finals (having transferred from Champions League play-off round)|
|2011/12||Europa League group stage (having transferred from Champions League third qualifying round)|
|2012/13||Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from Champions League group stage)|
|2013/14||Europa League round of 32|
|2014/15||Europa League quarter-finals|
|2015/16||Champions League round of 16|
|2016/17||Champions League group stage|
|2017/18||Europa League round of 16 (having transferred from Champions League third qualifying round)|
|1981/82||Aston Villa||L 0-2||European Cup quarter-final second leg (agg 0-2)|
|1997/98||Newcastle||L 0-2||Champions League group|
|1998/99||Arsenal||D 1-1||Champions League group|
|2000/01||Man Utd||L 0-1||Champions League first group|
|2001/02||Liverpool||L 0-1||Champions League first group|
|2002/03||Newcastle||L 1-2||Champions League first group|
|2003/04||Arsenal||L 0-1||Champions League first group|
|2007/08||Man Utd||L 0-4||Champions League group|
|2008/09||Arsenal||L 0-1||Champions League group|
|2010/11||Man City||L 0-1||Europa League round of 16 second leg (agg 2-1)|
|2011/12||Stoke||D 1-1||Europa League group|
|2014/15||Everton||L 1-2||Europa League round of 16 first leg (agg 6-4)|
|2015/16||Chelsea||L 1-2||Champions League group|
|2015/16||Man City||D 0-0||Champions League round of 16 second leg (agg 1-3)|
|07 Aug||Slavia Prague (a) third qualifying round||D 1-1|
|14 Aug||Slavia Prague (h) third qualifying round||W 2-0|
|22 Aug||Ajax (a) play-offs||L 1-3|
|28 Aug||Ajax (h) play-offs||D 0-0|
|20 Sep||Astana (h)||D 2-2|
|4 Oct||Jablonec (a)||D 2-2|
|25 Oct||Rennes (a)||W 2-1|
|8 Nov||Rennes (h)||W 3-1|
|29 Nov||Astana (a)||W 1-0|
|13 Dec||Jablonec (h)||L 0-1|
|14 Feb||Olympiacos (a) round of 32||D 2-2|
|21 Feb||Olympiacos (h) round of 32||W 1-0|
Europa League scorers
Verbic 3, Buyalskiy 2, Harmash 2, Tsygankov 2, Kedziora 1, Shaparenko 1, Sol 1, Mykolenko 1.
Manager Olexandr Khatskevych
Days in charge: 644
European games since
An away win: 1
An away draw: 0
An away defeat: 4
MATCHDAY EIGHT LINE UP
Europa League round of 32 second leg, Thursday 21 February 2019
Dynamo Kiev 1 – 0 Olympiacos (won 3-2 on aggregate)
Team 4-2-3-1: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko; Shepelev, Buyalskiy; Tsygankov, Shaparenko (Harmash 76), Verbic (Smyrnyi 90+2); Sol (Rusyn 90+2)
Booked: Verbic, Kedziora, Shepelev
Scorer: Sol 32
Dynamo Kiev's Benjamin Verbic is suspended.
Ross Barkley and for Dynamo Kiev Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Denys Garmash and Tomasz Kedziora will miss the second leg if they are booked on Thursday.