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Chelsea vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

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Chelsea vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Chelsea vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview:

In November 7 Chelseawelcomes Shakhtar Donetsk at theStamfordBridge. The Blues can continue their seventeen-month unbeaten European home run.Chelseawas beaten by the Ukrainians on the third matchday. Mircea Lucescu’s team has failed to win just one game this season.

Chelsea goes on the second place in the Premier League with twenty three points. They have four wins from last six games at Stamford Bridge this season in the Premier and Champions League. Along with League Cup,Chelsea has scored seventeen goals in their last four home games. In the Champions League Chelsea goes on second place in group E with four points, after a 2-2 draw with Juventus in September, 4-0 win over FC Nordsjælland and the loss of away game to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Shakhtar Donetsk dominates in the Ukrainian Premier Legue with fourteen wins in a rew. They are the only leaders with forty two points. In the Champions League, Shakhtar have only one draw with Juventus in September. The Ukrainians are leading Group E with seven points. They had a very impressive win in the last game againstChelsea.

Chelsea is a favourite here, at home, but this game will be very difficult. Both teams like to move fast and control the ball. Both have players that can play open football and run in high-speed counter attacks. But Shakhtar have a poor spot in the defence zone.

Mata, Oscar, Hazard and Torres will make the game forChelsea. Mkhitaryan, Willian, Adriano, Alex Teixeira are the brain centre of Shakhtar Donetsk. All they are fantastic players when it comes to creating chances and goals. Shakhtar goes into this game with a lot of confidence. They showed a great result inTorinotoo. So, Di Matteo will try to not to give the Ukrainians much time or space.

Roberto Di Matteo can count on David Luiz and Juan Mata after they were sidelined this weekend. Frank Lampard is still absent through a calf injury. John Terry has just completed his four-game domestic ban in the EPL so he is available for Di Matteo.

The Ukrainian team has a full-strength squad to choose from. They have no injured players. Dmytriy Chygrynskiy may come from starting minutes, after missing the first game between the two teams.


Chelsealine-up: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres.


Last three matches:

Swansea1 -ChelseaFC 1;

ChelseaFC 5 – Man Utd. 4;

ChelseaFC 2 – Man Utd. 3.


Shakhtar Donetsk line-up: Pyatov, Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Rat, Hubschman, Fernandinho, Willian, Mkhitaryan, Teixeira, Luiz Adriano.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Last three matches:

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – Chelsea FC 1;

Juventus 1 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1;

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – FC Nordsjælland 0.

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