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Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news, preview and how to watch the Europa League clash with BT Sport

Everything you need to know about Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev, including a live stream, TV channel information, team news, plus an in-depth match preview, exclusive videos and more.

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev live stream and TV coverage will be available across the BT Sport network as the Europa League begins to hot up when the last 16 teams left in the competition do battle on Thursday evening.

We'll be live from 7.30pm on Thursday 7th March on BT Sport 2 HD and in ultra-high definition on BT Sport 4K UHD to see if the Blues can build on their recent good form and seize control of the knockout tie at Stamford Bridge.

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Subscribers can bookmark this page then click this link to watch a Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev (kick-off is at 8pm) live stream on BTSport.com.

The award-winning BT Sport app will also provide a live stream, while the game can be watched via our enhanced video player on both digital platforms, providing goal alerts and an interactive timeline that allows you to re-watch key moments from the game that you might have missed.

For the first time ever, you can also watch live Champions League action on our new large screen app, available on Xbox, Samsung TV and Apple TV.

The game is part of a mouth-watering week of Europa League football on BT Sport, as Arsenal travel to French side Rennes in their last-16 first leg while Italian giants Inter take on Bundesliga high-flyers Eintracht Frankfurt in the pick of the other ties.

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Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Match preview

He appeared to be on the brink of losing his job less than a fortnight ago, but Maurizio Sarri’s future now looks slightly less precarious after masterminding back-to-back victories in the Premier League.

The Blues effectively ended rivals Tottenham’s title hopes with an impressive 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge last week before following up with a 2-1 win in the west London derby against Fulham on Sunday.

It means Chelsea remain in touch with the rest of the top six, boasting a game in hand that could see them jump up into fourth place with another three points – but Sarri’s focus will now turn to keeping their Europa League campaign alive against the visiting Dynamo Kiev.

Given the ferocity of the fight for fourth place domestically, the Italian might be tempted to prioritise success in the European competition to guarantee much-needed Champions League football next season.

So far, Sarri’s men have enjoyed a relatively easy ride in the tournament, winning all but one of their eight games to date without needing to be at their best.

Eden Hazard has not started any of the last four games in the Europa League while this season’s second-choice defenders Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri have often been used during the midweek clashes.

Rising star Callum Hudson-Odoi was even given a chance to impress the last time Chelsea played in the competition, rewarding his manager with an 84th-minute goal to put the icing on the cake in their 3-0 win over Malmo.

However, it is unlikely Sarri will turn to the youngsters during the first leg and many would expect the former Napoli manager to field his strongest XI in order to make the most of home advantage against the visiting Ukrainians.

Dynamo Kiev are the most successful team in Ukrainian football, winning 15 league titles in their history – although Shakhtar Donetsk’s ascent in recent years has left them without a domestic title since 2016.

The likes of Andriy Shevchenko – who endured an unsuccessful spell in English football playing for Chelsea - Sergei Rebrov and Andriy Yarmalenko all became heroes in Dynamo’s iconic white and blue during years gone by.

Such a superstar is missing from the current crop of players and, seven points off the pace in their domestic title race, Dynamo are clearly not the handful they once were.

But Sarri will not underestimate Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s men, who defeated Olympiacos in the previous round to book their place in the last 16.

Dynamo also did the double over Rennes – Arsenal’s last-16 opponents – during the group stage and have scored at an impressive rate in the competition so far.

New striker Fran Sol – a January arrival from Eredivisie’s Willem II – has an eye for a goal, scoring the decisive strike against Olympiacos last time out, while 21-year-old winger Viktor Tsyhankov has contributed two goals and four assists in his seven Europa League appearances.

Dynamo Kiev’s record against English opponents is poor however, losing 11 of their 22 meetings with a goal difference of -10 over the matches – and it would take a brave soul to bet their fortunes will improve after a trip to west London.

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Team news

Sarri says he has no injury concerns ahead of the last-16 first leg clash.

Midfielder Ross Barkley is one booking away from a suspension.

For the visitors, Slovenia winger Benjamin Verbic is suspended for the match at Stamford Bridge but will be available for the return leg in Ukraine. 

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: The Managers

Chelsea boss Sarri: "We know the two matches will be very difficult.

"They are a good, physical, young team, very dangerous in counter-attacks because they have two very, very fast wingers. We need two very good performances.

"We are Chelsea. We need to win something. But the players are not very, very difficult to manage at all. Of course, as I said before, we have to improve our mentality.

"I don't want to be relaxed. I want to be nervous. I think we can gain the spot in the Champions League from the Premier League. The Europa League is a very important competition, an important trophy with a spot for the Champions League. So it's a very important target for us."

Dynamo Kiev manager Khatskevich"Favourites only exist on paper. Before the game, the odds are only ever 50-50.

"For now, all I am prepared to say about Chelsea is that they wear blue. It's a bit early to talk about their form."

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Head-to-head

The two teams have met only twice in competitive football, with Chelsea taking taking the spoils in the last meeting. 

 Date   Competition   Result   Scorers 
04/11/15 Champions League Chelsea 2-1 Dynamo Kiev Dragovic OG, Willian; Dragovic
20/10/15 Champions League Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Chelsea  

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Key facts

• Chelsea will be facing off with Dynamo Kyiv for just the third time, with the Blues winning one and drawing one of the two previous meetings during the group stages of the 2015-16 Champions League.

• Dynamo Kyiv have never won a European match on English soil, with the Ukrainians drawing three and losing 11 of their 14 previous visits – most recently a 0-0 draw at the Etihad against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 back in March 2016.

• Chelsea’s only previous appearance at this stage of the Europa League was back in 2012-13, beating Romanian side FCSB over two legs – the season the Blues went on to lift the trophy under manager Rafa Benitez.

• Dynamo Kyiv have not won any of their last nine first leg knockout matches in the Europa League (D6 L3); though their last such victory did come against English opposition - beating Manchester City at home during a last 16 encounter back in March 2011.

• Willian has had a direct hand in seven Europa League goals this season (two goals, five assists); no Chelsea player has had more goal involvements in a single European campaign since both Juan Mata (12) and Fernando Torres (9) did so during their 2012-13 Europa League winning season.

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Betting odds

Chelsea: 3/10

Draw: 7/4

Dynamo Kiev: 9/1

Odds correct with bet365 at time of writing

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