As we approach our Round Of 16 First Leg Europa League clash against Dynamo Kiev it’s time to look back (not too far) to the last time we played the Ukrainian team.

It was to be a Champions League group stage fixture in the forgettable 2015/16 season.

Having won, lost and drawn in our first three Champions League group stage games this was a game Chelsea really needed to win to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League. It was a welcomed distraction from a disappointing league position which saw Chelsea at this stage 15th in the Premier League.

Chelsea Team:

Begovic, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba, Ramires, Matic, Willian (Cahill 90+2), Fabregas (Pedro 79), Oscar (Hazard 79), Costa


Chelsea 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Chelsea Goals:

Dragovic (34 og), Willian (83)

Dynamo Kiev Goals:

Dragovic (77)

Attendance: 41,241

Despite an average game the Stamford Bridge faithful were still very vocal in their support to then manager Jose Mourinho with many of the supporters singing ‘Stand Up For The Special One’ throughout the game.

Chelsea started the game reasonably brightly but it took until the 34th minute for the breakthrough goal. Alexsandar Dragovic turned Willian’s cross into his own net to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead at half time.

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Alexsandar Dragovic made up for his first half own goal with a goal in the right end with some poor Chelsea defending with only 13 minutes of the game remaining.

Willian was our saviour on the night like he was in many of our games during the 2015/16 season.

A fine direct free kick from around 30 yards out flew into the top corner with only 7 minutes remaining. It was a fantastic goal and came as a huge relief to all Chelsea fans.

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Chelsea did qualify from their group as winners after impressively going on to be beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4-0 away and a 2-0 win at home to Porto. Chelsea did however lose 4-2on aggregate to Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the competition.

Hopefully Chelsea can gain a positive result in the game against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday evening and keep progressing in a competition that can be vital to us this season.

Come On Chelsea!

Written By Chris Wright