Dynamo Kiev vs ChelseaUEFA Europa League, KO: 17:55 Mar 14, 2019, Olimpiyskiy Stadium
CHELSEA'S recent revival stalled at the weekend when they needed Eden Hazard's last-gasp goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.
I fancied the Molineux men to take something from Stamford Bridge, given their results against the top teams this season and Chelsea's fatigue after their midweek Europa League game with Dynamo Kiev.
That's how it transpired but Hazard's goal got them out of jail, and netted me some money at the death after backing the Belgian for anytime scorer.
Despite Dyanmo's poor display in the first leg, this could be another tricky night for Maurizio Sarri's side, especially if he rests some of his big hitters.
The 3-0 lead from the match in London should be enough to get them through and the bookies agree, with Dynamo Kiev a massive 33/1 with most firms to qualify and Chelsea a best 1/200.
But I wouldn't be surprised if the Ukrainian side won on the night and they look excellent value at 45/17 with Unibet.
Star man Benjamin Verbic was suspended for the first leg but will return here and that will make Dynamo much more potent in attack. They have lost Vitaliy Buyalskiy to another ban but that will be more than evened out by the return of lively Slovenian Verbic, who has netted three times in this Europa League campaign.
He could return with a goal here and Verbic is 9/2 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer which looks like decent value.
The Ukrainians have lost just once at home in Europe this season and that was to Jablonec when they had already qualified for the last 32.
Even Ajax, who thumped Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, drew a blank in Kiev in the Champions League qualifiers so this will be no cakewalk for a weakened Chelsea side.
Greek giants Olympiakos lost 1-0 in Kiev in the last round and I wouldn't be too surprised to see a repeat result. A 1-0 victory over Chelsea is priced 9/1 by William Hill and that looks worth a speculative punt.
A Chelsea goal will all but kill off the tie but it's hard to pick a scorer, given Sarri could chop and change his side. Winger Callum Hudson Odoi should get a rare start after netting in the first leg and looks a good price at 16/5 for anytime scorer with 888 Sport.
This UEFA Europa League match between Dynamo Kiev and Chelsea will be played on Mar 14, 2019 and kick off at 17:55