José Mourinho has done his homework ahead of Chelsea's trip to Dynamo Kyiv as the Londoners aim to return to winning ways in Group G after the loss to Porto.
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- José Mourinho determined to get Chelsea back on track after Porto defeat
- Stamford Bridge boss has done his homework for game in Kyiv
- Hosts a point above Chelsea ahead of Group G double-header
- Dynamo suffered 3-0 defeat by arch-rivals Shakhtar at weekend
- Ex-Tottenham forward Serhiy Rebrov hopes to capitalise on Chelsea's recent problems
Dynamo Kyiv: Shovkovskiy; Danilo Silva, Dragovic, Khacheridi, Antunes; Veloso, Sydorchuk, Garmash, González, Yarmolenko; Júnior Moraes.
Doubtful: Rybalka (thigh)
Chelsea: Begović; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Baba; Matić, Ramires; Willian, Fàbregas, Hazard; Costa.
Out: Ivanović (hamstring), Courtois (knee)
Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo Kyiv coach
I hope our players have recovered mentally from the defeat by Shakhtar. I'm glad we don't have much time to dwell on it: we have to switch attention to another very important match, and I can't imagine who could motivate the players more than Chelsea in a Champions League game in Kyiv.
We will try to achieve the level of intensity that they have in the Premier League. In England you don't have more than two or three seconds to think on the pitch. Chelsea are used to that. We've studied their game and Chelsea have lots of good qualities. But they also have problems and we hope to capitalise on that.
José Mourinho, Chelsea coach
The most important thing for me now is to change our results. We need to win matches both in the Premier League and the Champions League. We need to get points here to go through to the next stage. Yes, we started the season below expectations, we lost too many matches, but I hope we will improve in terms of results and performance. We don't think about the distance we are from the top. We just want to win the next match.
I saw Dynamo's defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk [3-0 on Friday] on video and I also sent my assistant to the match. We have also analysed Dynamo's games against Porto and Maccabi Tel-Aviv, so we have all the necessary information. I cannot compare Dynamo to any Premier League side because they have completely different football cultures.
Dynamo Kyiv 0-3 Shakhtar Donetsk (Marlos 40, Alex Teixeira 59 67)
Shakhtar ended Dynamo's 38-match unbeaten run in the Ukrainian Premier League on Friday. The title holders had won all four previous home games without conceding but both records were blown away by Mircea Lucescu's men. Marlos deflated Dynamo on 40 minutes before Alex Teixeira's second-half double – his 15th and 16th league goals of the season – sealed a resounding result. It moved Shakhtar level on points with Dynamo at the summit.
Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa (Diego Costa 34, Hutton og 54)
The west Londoners climbed into 11th place in the Premier League with a defeat of struggling Villa. Willian stole the ball to set up Diego Costa for the 34th-minute opener and early in the second half Alan Hutton turned a shot from the Spain striker into his own net.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
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Reporter's view: Igor Linnyk
Rebrov's side suffered a heavy home loss to Shakhtar on Friday that halted their 38-match Premier-Liha unbeaten sequence. The two teams are now level on points at the top and Dynamo, after one of their worst displays in recent years, must surely be reeling. Can they bounce back or will such a result take time to recover from? The visit of Chelsea is the perfect opportunity for them to show their character.
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