Few are more suited to look ahead to tonight’s Europa League encounter between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev than Andriy Shevchenko.
The current manager of the Ukraine national side made his formidable name in football as a Dynamo player before going on to European glory when playing in Italy, and he was of course a Chelsea player between 2006 and 2009.
Sheva spoke exclusively to Chelsea TV this week ahead of the second leg of this tie between two of his former clubs and in the video above, he compares the sides, reflects on last week’s match at Stamford Bridge, recalls the last time the Blues visited Kiev, and he looks back on his time as a Chelsea player.
Now 42 years of age, Shevchenko was at the game at Stamford Bridge last Thursday, watching from the stands as we established a 3-0 lead to take into the second leg, thanks to goals from Pedro in the first half, Willian’s memorable free-kick after the break and then the strike from substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi in the closing minutes which extended the advantage.
Willian was the player previewing tonight’s game when he, along with Maurizio Sarri, spoke at the media conference yesterday. The Brazilian is back in the country where he played for six years when with Dynamo Kiev’s big rivals for domestic honours, Shakhtar Donetsk. Willian’s words ahead of the game can be read by clicking here.
There are plenty more videos building up to tonight’s game in our Videos section.