Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev

Chelsea will be looking to get their season back on track when they host Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The defending Premier League champions suffered their sixth defeat of the top-flight campaign on Saturday with a 3-1 reverse at home to Liverpool.

That result heaped more pressure on manager Jose Mourinho, whose team sits just four points clear of the relegation zone in 15th place and without a win in their last four games in all competitions.

The Blues also saw their defence of the Capital One Cup trophy come to an end last week after they were dumped out of the tournament by Stoke on penalties.

Mourinho's side haven't fared much better in Europe as they sit third in Group G at the halfway stage of the group phase after one win, one draw and one loss in their opening three matches.

They played out to a goalless draw with champions of Ukraine a fortnight ago in the reverse fixture and trail second-placed Dynamo by one point and leaders FC Porto by three.

Mourinho will assess the fitness of Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro ahead of the clash at Stamford Bridge.

Spanish winger Pedro and Serbian defender Ivanovic both sat out the defeat to the Reds with injury problems and remain doubtful to return in midweek.

Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is still a few weeks away from making his comeback from a knee injury sustained in September, which required surgery.

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