Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi will start Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash away at Dynamo Kiev on the bench 366football can report.
According to UEFA.com, the Nigerian international who was handed a rare start in the Blues 2-1 loss to FC Porto on match day 2 at the Estadio Dragao will make his 57th appearance in the competition if he gets some minutes in the encounter.
Featuring in the competition in ten straight season, the 28 year old Nigerian has only scored once since debut in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in 2006.
Also Ghanian defender Abdul Rahman Baba will be on the bench for Chelsea at the after he was picked by coach Jose Mourinho.
The 21 year old former Augsburg left back made his debut for the reigning English Premier League champions in their 4-0 win against Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Stamford Brigde on match-day 1.
Chelsea are currently third on the log with three points from two games and must win this tie and the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge to brighten their chances of qualifying for the knockout round of the competitions.
Dynamo Kyiv’s starting X1: Shovkovskiy; Danilo Silva, Dragovic, Khacheridi, Antunes; Veloso, Sydorchuk, Garmash, González, Yarmolenko; Júnior Moraes.
Chelsea’s starting X1: Begović; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Baba; Matić, Ramires; Willian, Fàbregas, Hazard; Costa.