Callum Hudson-Odoi scored his third Europa League aim of the season as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev in their last-16 first-leg match to construct one foot within the quarter-finals.
The active Pedro opened the scoring from stop fluctuate as he ran on to Olivier Giroud’s backheel.
Willian struck the 2nd aim Chelsea’s dominance deserved as he curled residence from 25 yards.
Teenager Hudson-Odoi added a uninteresting third to construct Chelsea as much as tempo of the tie.
Dynamo Kiev – who contain by no system received in their 15 visits to England – did now not arrange a shot heading within the correct path.
The 2nd leg is at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium subsequent Thursday at 17:55 GMT.
Favourites Chelsea in good shape
The Blues, who received the Europa League in 2013, might well need to preserve stop the match to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League as they’re sixth within the Premier League.
Maurizio Sarri made six adjustments however still named a rather solid team, with Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench in case of emergency.
Pedro scored the opener when he moved in from the left and played a one-two with Giroud old to putting the ball via the legs of goalkeeper Boyko.
He then ignored a comely likelihood to double the lead as he fired straight at the keeper from six yards from Davide Zappacosta’s wicked.
Ross Barkley had a shot stopped by the goalkeeper’s legs, old to Pedro had a volley and 18-yard effort saved.
After the crash, the ex-Barcelona winger any other time examined Boyko as he decrease in from the ideal however his low effort became stopped.
It seemed at that stage love Chelsea is at possibility of be going to Ukraine with ideal a one-aim lead, however then Willian stepped up with a free-kick which left Boyko rooted to the converse.
Hudson-Odoi scored after a pass from fellow replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek uninteresting on to construct Chelsea on the level of the last eight.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, who kept his build in aim, became no longer wished to fabricate a build, despite the indisputable truth that he flapped at a wicked uninteresting on.
Hudson-Odoi continues European develop
Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed the Europa League this season, netting in opposition to PAOK Salonika within the neighborhood stage and at residence to Malmo within the last round.
The 18-year-outdated school build in a switch build a matter to in January following a £35m clarify from Bayern Munich. On the other hand, the membership rejected it, despite the truth he has no longer began a Premier League game.
Sarri’s refusal to give the winger extra game time has frustrated Chelsea followers – in particular with their recent struggles – and he got right here on to a tall ovation when he replaced Willian with 12 minutes left.
And they chanted his title after he slotted residence from 16 yards out after Loftus-Cheek flicked Pedro’s wicked-field pass into his path.
Match stats – Willian is free-kick king
- Chelsea contain scored in every of their past 36 European games at Stamford Bridge, since a 1-0 defeat by Manchester United within the 2010-11 Champions League quarter-finals.
- They contain got scored four say free-kicks within the Europa League this season, three extra than any a quantity of side.
- Dynamo Kiev contain no longer received any of their past 10 first-leg knockout fits within the Europa League (D6 L4).
- Pedro has scored two desires in his past three games for Chelsea in all competitions, as many as he managed in his 16 old to that.
- Olivier Giroud has been immediately all for seven desires in his past six Europa League games for Chelsea, scoring six and assisting one.
- Since his Chelsea debut in September 2013, Willian has scored 11 say free-kick desires in all competitions, extra than any a quantity of Premier League player.
- Willian has been immediately all for a joint-high eight desires within the Europa League this season, scoring three and assisting five (stage with Sebastien Haller and Munas Dabbur).
- Callum Hudson-Odoi has been immediately all for seven desires in his past seven games in all competitions for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (four desires, three assists).
Chelsea host Wolves on Sunday (14:05 GMT) within the Premier League. Dynamo contain a residence derby in opposition to Arsenal Kiev the same day.