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director says his players are”emotionally and emotionally tired” until their last-16 first leg against Dynamo .

The match against the side will be ’s seventh a run that contained extra time with , 18 days.

It’s a program that the prior boss believes sets clubs in a disadvantage in an contests.

“The last week was very tough for us. We need to rest some players,” explained Sarri.

“We have played sixseven, eight matches longer than other an teams [this year ], this means two months without any training. For a British team it’s very tricky to remain competitive in in March, April.

“Ajax did not play with the last game in the Dutch tournament. If an team and with a game play you can ask to play with Monday. We and 62, 63 hrs later Dynamo play with with. It’s too early,” Sarri added.

The Italian’s unwanted defeated Malmo 3-0 in Stamford Bridge in their round-of-32 next leg to secure a 5-1 aggregate success.

Their upcoming opponents overcame a tie that was last-32 that was tricky with Greek side Olympiakos in the round.

“My team is good enough to win at home, and also to win away,” explained Sarri.

“we all understand the two matches will be extremely tough – they have been an excellent, physical, young team, very dangerous in counter-attacks since they will have two very, very fast wingers. We now need two very great performances”

The unwanted of dynamo director Olexandr Khatskhevich, whose, has kept his cards close to his chest.

“Favourites only exist on paper. Before the match, chances are merely ever 50-50,” explained Khatskhevich.

“For today, all I am prepared to say about is that they wear blue. It’s a bit early to discuss their sort.”

Team information

Sarri says ”don’t have any injuries” until Thursday’s first legbut Ross Barkley is just one booking away from a suspension.

Dynamo possess Slovenia winger Benjamin Verbic frozen for the game at Stamford Bridge.

  • Dynamo haven’t won a an game from England, with the Ukrainians drawing three and losing 11 of these 14 previous visits. They drew 0-0 draw the Etihad against in the . They defeated Spartan side FCSB across two legs and went to lift the trophy under Rafael Benitez.
  • Dynamo never have won some of the past nine first-leg knockout matches at the . Their last victory came at home to at March 2011.
  • Willian has received a primary hand at seven goals this season – no player has had more goal involvements at a single an campaign since Juan Mata (12) along with Fernando Torres (9) in their 2012 13 -winning season.

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