Maurizio Sarri has chosen to hand starts to academy graduates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as Chelsea take on Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Europa League.
Chelsea go into the match with one change from the back four that managed a clean sheet in the first leg against Dynamo Kyiv. Antonio Rudiger comes in for David Luiz while the likes of Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso retain their place.
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The midfield sees Ruben Loftus-Cheek being handed a start alongside Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante, with Jorginho provided a rest and Ross Barkley not risked, for the English international is one yellow card away from suspension.
In attack, the calls to start Callum Hudson-Odoi have finally paid heed it seems. Maurizio Sarri hinted at the prospect in his pre-match conference and has followed up on it by handing the youngster a start on the left wing. Willian is the captain for the night while Gonzalo Higuain’s absence means a start for Olivier Giroud.