Chelsea predicted line-up and team news: Hudson-Odoi facing bench AGAIN under Sarri against Dynamo Kiev

The Blues are being tipped to field a strong team including Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante for the visit of the Ukrainians.

That means Hudson-Odoi looks set to start on the bench, with the experienced Pedro tipped to make the XI instead.

Marcos Alonso could return and join Cesar Azpilicueta in the full-back spots – with David Luiz and Andreas Christensen starting in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spanish stopper bounced back from his controversial afternoon in the Carabao Cup final well during the gritty win over Fulham and should retain his spot.

Meanwhile, Jorginho is likely to once again shunt Kante out of his favoured holding-midfield role, with Mateo Kovacic set to start.

Olivier Giroud could lead the line at Stamford Bridge with Gonzalo Higuain given the evening off.

And Sarri hinted Hudson-Odoi would miss out to avoid the "pressure", saying: “I think you have to put less pressure on the young English player as they have to improve.

“I have not seen a player of 18 at the top, Callum the same as others needs to improve.

“It is very important that, and then he will be able to be at the top when he is 22 or 23. You put too much pressure on the English young players."

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