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Mourinho drops Mikel again

Super Eagle star, John Obi Mikel will retain his place on the bench as Chelsea gaffer, Jose Mourinho considered him not good enough to start the Champion League match against Dynamo Kiev.

Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard all return to the starting line-up.

With Baba Rahman the defender from the weekend win over Villa moving to the bench, Kurt Zouma is expected to play right-back tonight with Cesar Azpilicueta moving back to the left.

Dynamo Kiev manager Sergey Rebrov rings the changes from their defeat at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday. In come Sergey Rybalka, Yevhen Khacheridi, Artem Kravets, Derlis Gonzalez and Vitaliy Buyalskiy. Out go Denys Garmash, Antunes, Junior Moraes, Oleg Gusev and Miguel Veloso.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, JT (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Subs: Blackman, Baba, Mikel, Traore, Oscar, Kenedy, Falcao.

Dynamo Kiev are expected to line-up in the following 4-1-4-1 formation:

Shovkovskiy; Danilo Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Vida; Rybalka; Yarmolenko, Sydorchuk, Buyalskiy, Gonzalez; Kravets.

Subs: Rybka, Antunes, Petrovic, Garmesh, Gusev, Miguel Veloso, Junior Moraes.

The referee is Damir Skomina from Slovenia.


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