This has quickly turned into a must win game for manager Jose Mourinho, who has seen his position come increasingly into question over recent weeks.
Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool was believed to be the straw that would break Roman Abramovich’s back by fans and pundits alike, but Mourinho is still in charge and remains adamant that he will not leave Stamford Bridge.
The last time out the game ended as a drab 0-0 draw, suggesting that Kiev know what it will take to stifle the Premier League champions.
Because of their circumstances, it’s likely that they will feature a full strength side.
GK: Asmir Begovic
Unlikely to be dislodged by Marco Amelia.
RB: Kurt Zouma
Not ideal for the right-back spot, but as it stands is displaying more form than Ivanovic.
CBs: John Terry & Gary Cahill
Flailing slightly, they’ll know they’re capable of performing better than they have been.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta
At this point it seems unlikely that ‘Dave’ will ever get an extended run in his natural right-back slow.