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Sergey Rebrov’s men currently top the group with four points after an opening draw with Porto and a win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.
However they lost 3-0 to title rivals Shakhtar Donetsk a result that left them second in the standings, level on points with their weekend opponents.
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Chelsea meanwhile, fresh from a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the weekend, will be out to atone for their 2-1 slip up at Porto last time out.
Jose Mourinho’s men have struggled this term and currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, 10 points behind leaders, Manchester City.
However the win over Villa has lifted spirits amongst the players and manager with Mourinho urging his men to kick on, telling his players through reporters “So let’s try to keep this mentality, let’s try to keep this tactical attitude and at the same time with a little bit more happiness and confidence, go in the direction of what we are.”
A key talking point from the win over Tim Sherwood’s side was the absence of Eden Hazard from the starting line-up. The Belgian was one of the stars of last season’s title winning side but has failed to replicate that form this time round.
The playmaker could once again be forced to watch from the sidelines although the signs are he will be recalled. So too will be Oscar and Gary Cahill, with the pair also dropped at the weekend.
Chelsea are currently third in the group with three points and will move into the top 2 with a win in the Ukraine.
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides however given their status in Europe and home advantage, Chelsea will be expected to pick up the three points.