Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea confirmed teams: Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek start Europa League second leg

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been named in Chelsea’s starting XI for their Europa League last-16 second leg at Dynamo Kiev where Maurizio Sarri has made seven changes.

Hudson-Odoi, 18, who received a call-up to England’s Under-21 squad for the first time on Thursday, helped Chelsea build a 3-0 aggregate lead after coming off the bench to score the final goal in last week’s first leg.

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Hudson-Odoi celebrates his goal in the first leg

Recalled winger Willian was named captain, while striker Olivier Giroud, who has scored six times in the competition this season, replaced the ill Gonzalo Higuain, who did not travel to Ukraine.

Defenders Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta and Andreas Christensen were the other players brought back by Sarri, along with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

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Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, centre-back Antonio Rudiger and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were the men retained from the weekend draw with Wolves, while Eden Hazard was named on the bench.

Below you can see the confirmed team news for both sides.

Dynamo Kiev: Boyko, Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Shepelev, Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Ferreira Pereira, Harmash

Subs: Bushchan, das Neves Pinheiro, Andrievsky, Frezarin Bueno, Shabanov, Smyrnyi, Alibekov

Chelsea: Kepa, Zappacosta, Alonso, Christensen, Rudiger, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud

Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro

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