Chelsea look to continue building on the good vibes of the past ten days when Dynamo Kiev come to town on Thursday for the first leg of the Europa League’s Round of 16. Chelsea have won two in a row and are unbeaten in four if we ignore the penalty shootout at the end of the League Cup final — which we might as well since it’s that result that really got the ball rolling in this recent improvement in form and mood.
With Maurizio Sarri finally showing some willingness to adjust and tweak his strategies, and the team showing some consistency and belief, the biggest concern is just fatigue. The likes of Eden Hazard, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, and others have put in a ton of miles and they’re not quite on the fitness levels of a Cesar Azpilicueta or an N’Golo Kante. But Chelsea do not have any injuries of note at the moment, and the squad should certainly be good enough to handle whatever Dynamo Kiev can throw at us.