Europa League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
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Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in Europa League last-16 first leg

Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi has scored four goals this season, three in the Europa League

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored his third Europa League goal of the season as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev in their last-16 first-leg match to put one foot in the quarter-finals.

The lively Pedro opened the scoring from close range as he ran on to Olivier Giroud's backheel.

Willian struck the second goal Chelsea's dominance deserved as he curled home from 25 yards.

Teenager Hudson-Odoi added a late third to put Chelsea in control of the tie.

Dynamo Kiev - who have never won in their 15 visits to England - did not manage a shot on target.

The second leg is at Kiev's Olympic Stadium next Thursday at 17:55 GMT.

Favourites Chelsea in good shape

The Blues, who won the Europa League in 2013, may need to win the tournament to qualify for next season's Champions League as they are sixth in the Premier League.

Maurizio Sarri made six changes but still named a relatively strong team, with Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench in case of emergency.

Pedro scored the opener when he moved in from the left and played a one-two with Giroud before placing the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Boyko.

He then missed a glorious chance to double the lead as he fired straight at the keeper from six yards from Davide Zappacosta's cross.

Ross Barkley had a shot stopped by the goalkeeper's legs, before Pedro had a volley and 18-yard effort saved.

After the break, the ex-Barcelona winger again tested Boyko as he cut in from the right but his low effort was stopped.

It looked at that stage like Chelsea might be going to Ukraine with only a one-goal lead, but then Willian stepped up with a free-kick which left Boyko rooted to the spot.

Hudson-Odoi scored after a pass from fellow substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek late on to put Chelsea on the brink of the last eight.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who kept his place in goal, was not needed to make a save, although he flapped at a cross late on.

Hudson-Odoi continues European form

Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed the Europa League this season, netting against PAOK Salonika in the group stage and at home to Malmo in the last round.

The 18-year-old put in a transfer request in January following a £35m bid from Bayern Munich. However, the club rejected it, despite the fact he has not started a Premier League game.

Sarri's refusal to give the winger more game time has frustrated Chelsea fans - especially with their recent struggles - and he came on to a great ovation when he replaced Willian with 12 minutes left.

And they chanted his name after he slotted home from 16 yards out after Loftus-Cheek flicked Pedro's cross-field pass into his path.

Match stats - Willian is free-kick king

  • Chelsea have scored in each of their past 36 European games at Stamford Bridge, since a 1-0 defeat by Manchester United in the 2010-11 Champions League quarter-finals.
  • They have scored four direct free-kicks in the Europa League this season, three more than any other side.
  • Dynamo Kiev have not won any of their past 10 first-leg knockout matches in the Europa League (D6 L4).
  • Pedro has scored two goals in his past three games for Chelsea in all competitions, as many as he managed in his 16 before that.
  • Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his past six Europa League games for Chelsea, scoring six and assisting one.
  • Since his Chelsea debut in September 2013, Willian has scored 11 direct free-kick goals in all competitions, more than any other Premier League player.
  • Willian has been directly involved in a joint-high eight goals in the Europa League this season, scoring three and assisting five (level with Sebastien Haller and Munas Dabbur).
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi has been directly involved in seven goals in his past seven games in all competitions for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (four goals, three assists).

What's next?

Chelsea host Wolves on Sunday (14:05 GMT) in the Premier League. Dynamo have a home derby against Arsenal Kiev the same day.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 21Zappacosta
  • 27Christensen
  • 30David Luiz
  • 3Alonso
  • 17Kovacic
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forKantéat 62'minutes
  • 8BarkleySubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 62'minutes
  • 11Pedro
  • 18Giroud
  • 22WillianSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rüdiger
  • 7Kanté
  • 9Higuaín
  • 10E Hazard
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 13Caballero
  • 20Hudson-Odoi

Dynamo Kiev

  • 71Boyko
  • 94Kedziora
  • 26Burda
  • 30Shabanov
  • 16Mykolenko
  • 5Sydorchuk
  • 8ShepelevBooked at 9mins
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 10Shaparenko
  • 29BuyalskiyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forFerreira Pereiraat 71'minutes
  • 43RusynSubstituted forHarmashat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bushchan
  • 17Ferreira Pereira
  • 18Andrievsky
  • 19Harmash
  • 40Tsitaishvili
  • 44Kádár
  • 45Smyrnyi
Referee:
Slavko Vincic
Attendance:
37,280

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamDynamo Kiev
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 3, Dynamo Kyiv 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Dynamo Kyiv 0.

Foul by Pedro (Chelsea).

Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kyiv).

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 3, Dynamo Kyiv 0. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Attempt missed. Mykola Shaparenko (Dynamo Kyiv) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Volodymyr Shepelev.

Offside, Dynamo Kyiv. Sidcley tries a through ball, but Denys Harmash is caught offside.

Corner, Dynamo Kyiv. Conceded by N'Golo Kanté.

Attempt blocked. Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denys Harmash.

Attempt missed. Sidcley (Dynamo Kyiv) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Volodymyr Shepelev with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kyiv) because of an injury.

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).

Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Pedro.

Offside, Dynamo Kyiv. Artem Shabanov tries a through ball, but Denys Harmash is caught offside.

Foul by N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea).

Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Willian.

Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Luiz.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kyiv).

Attempt missed. Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mykola Shaparenko.

Substitution

Substitution, Dynamo Kyiv. Sidcley replaces Vitaliy Buyalskiy.

Substitution

Substitution, Dynamo Kyiv. Denys Harmash replaces Nazariy Rusyn.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 2, Dynamo Kyiv 0. Willian (Chelsea) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv).

N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vitaliy Buyalskiy (Dynamo Kyiv).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. N'Golo Kanté replaces Jorginho.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaces Ross Barkley.

Offside, Dynamo Kyiv. Mykola Shaparenko tries a through ball, but Vitaliy Mykolenko is caught offside.

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).

Nazariy Rusyn (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jorginho (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vitaliy Buyalskiy (Dynamo Kyiv).

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Chelsea).

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