The Blues travel to Ukraine today and here club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview of the Europa League round of 16 second leg...
Chelsea in Numbers
Chelsea have won 11 of the 15 previous UEFA ties after a first-leg victory at home, most recently in the 2012/13 Europa League match against Rubin Kazan. We have prevailed all three times when the score has been 3-0. The last team to eliminate Chelsea after we had won the first leg at Stamford Bridge were Liverpool on penalties in the 2006/07 Champions League semi-finals (1-0 home, 0-1 away).
The Blues are 12 games unbeaten in the Europa League. Our 2-2 draw at MOL 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.
Chelsea have scored more direct free-kick goals than any other team in the Europa League this season (four). Included is Willian's versus Dynamo which can be enjoyed again in this video...
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.
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|
|7 Mar||Dynamo Kiev (h) round of 16||W 3-0|
Europa League scorers
Giroud 6, Hudson-Odoi 3, Loftus-Cheek 3, Willian 3, Barkley 2, Morata 2, Pedro 1
Chelsea's last six games
European games since
An away win: 0
An away draw: 1
An away defeat: 4
Chelsea’s next three games
Sunday 17 March - Everton v Chelsea - Premier League
Sunday 31 March - Cardiff v Chelsea - Premier League
Monday 8 April - Chelsea v West Ham - Premier League
If selected, Olivier Giroud will make his 50th career European appearance.
In the first leg against Dynamo Kiev, Willian made his 100th career European appearance.
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
Only once previously have Dynamo Kiev lost the first leg 3-0 away, against Celtic in the 1965/66 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals; they drew the return 1-1.
Dynamo have not missed a single season of European competition since 1990
Dynamo Kiev have won all three league games since the return from their winter break. On Sunday they won 4-0 at home to Arsenal Kiev.
Kiev have lost only three of their 14 home fixtures against English sides, winning five.
|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||D 0-0||European Cup quarter-final first leg (agg 0-2)|
|1997/98||Newcastle||D 2-2||Champions League group|
|1998/99||Arsenal||W 3-1||Champions League group|
|2000/01||Man Utd||D 0-0||Champions League first group|
|2001/02||Liverpool||L 1-2||Champions League first group|
|2002/03||Newcastle||W 2-0||Champions League first group|
|2003/04||Arsenal||W 2-1||Champions League first group|
|2007/08||Man Utd||L 2-4||Champions League group|
|2008/09||Arsenal||D 1-1||Champions League group|
|2010/11||Man City||W 2-0||Europa League round of 16 first leg (agg 2-1)|
|2011/12||Stoke||D 1-1||Europa League group|
|2014/15||Everton||W 5-2||Europa League round of 16 second leg (agg 6-4)|
|2015/16||Chelsea||D 0-0||Champions League group|
|2015/16||Man City||L 1-3||Champions League round of 16 first leg (agg 1-3)|
|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|
|7 Mar||Chelsea (a) round of 16||L 0-3|
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: 651
European games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 3
A home defeat: 1
FIRST LEG LINE UP
CHELSEA 3 DYNAMO KIEV 0
Europa League round of 16, first leg, Stamford Bridge, 07.03.19, 8pm
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Zappacosta, Christensen, David Luiz (c), Alonso; Kovacic, Jorginho (Kanté 62), Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 61); Pedro, Giroud, Willian (Hudson-Odoi 78)
Unused subs Caballero, Rüdiger, Hazard, Higuain
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Scorers Pedro 17, Willian 65, Hudson-Odoi 90
Dynamo Kiev (4-2-3-1) Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Shabanov, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk (c), Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Buyalskiy (Sidcley 71); Rusyn (Garmash 66)
Unused subs Bushchan, Andriyevskiy, Tsitaishvili, Smyrnyi, Kadar
Head coach Aleksandr Khatskevich
Booked Shepeliev 8, Buyalskiy 41
Referee Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Dynamo's Vitaliy Buyalskiy is suspended.
Should Chelsea progress, Ross Barkley would miss the first leg of the quarter-final if he is booked on Thursday.