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Tuchel on Chelsea form and Malmo

Chelsea welcome Malmo to Stamford Bridge this evening as the Champions League group stage continues.

Defending champions Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Juventus in their last outing in the competition, while Malmo were reduced to 10 men as they suffered a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Zenit Saint Petersburg. Chelsea’s narrow victory over Zenit in the teams’ first game of the campaign means Thomas Tuchel’s side are second in Group H. The Blues are ahead of Zenit on goal difference, while Malmo are bottom of the pool on 0 points and Juventus lead with six.

At the weekend, Chelsea edged past Brentford in the Premier League, securing a 1-0 win despite a late onslaught from the newly-promoted club. Tuchel’s team remained top of the table with that result, for which they had goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to thank in large part. Meanwhile, Malmo followed their defeat by Zenit with a loss in the Swedish top flight, but they have since responded positively by winning back-to-back games – one in the league and one in their domestic cup. They will look to make it three on the bounce tonight but must upset the reigning European champions to do so.

Follow all the build-up, match updates and fallout from Chelsea vs Malmo, below.

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43 mins: Werner can’t continue and is set to be replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi. The forward indicated immediately that something was wrong and Werner has joined Lukaku by limping straight down the tunnel under assistance from the Chelsea doctors.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:44

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40 mins: Save! More good play from Chelsea. Kante drifts inside on the ball and finds Havertz with a reverse pass. The German had made a good run across his defender and tried to beat Dahlin at his near post, but the goalkeeper stood tall to make the save.

There’s more concern for Chelsea though, as it looks like Timo Werner has pulled his hamstring.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:42

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38 mins: Havertz and Werner exchange passes on the edge of the box and the Stamford Bridge crowd urge Werner to shoot at goal. Werner looked a little hesitant to do so and his effort is blocked by a Malmo defender.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:40

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35 mins: Right on call, Havertz then plays a loose pass towards Rudiger which runs out of play. Tuchel was not happy with that one – it’s the only thing Chelsea have got wrong so far.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:37

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33 mins: Chelsea work the ball into a promising area for Havertz, who fires a shot towards the near post which is saved by Malmo goalkeeper Dahlin.

This is a big night for Havertz now after losing his starting spot from the first few weeks of the season. There could be a spot available on Saturday given Lukaku’s injury.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:35

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31 mins: Mount receives possession on the right again but this time flights a cross towards the back post, where Chilwell is arriving. It’s a little high for the wing back but he produces an impressive scissor volley to connect with it. It would have been an extraordinary goal, but it ends up flashing over the bar.

Still, it’s a sign of the confidence that has returned to Chilwell’s game following his run in the team, and the England international then gets another effort on goal following Kante’s lay-off and Mount’s superb flick.

Chelsea are enjoying themselves right now.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:33

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Chelsea 2-0 Malmo

28 mins: Mount picks up possession on the right channel and drives a low ball across the box looking for Werner, whose flick at the front post is deflected wide for a corner.

Nothing comes from it but Chelsea quickly regain possession.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:29

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27 mins: Chance for Malmo! The front two link up as Birmancevic chips a pass over the top for strike partner Colak, but his volley from the angle is wild and sails over the bar.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:28

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24 mins: This was the start, and performance, that Tuchel would have had in mind when he named his starting line-up.

The Blues are in cruise control and Malmo are struggling to compete. Further possession for the hosts follows the restart.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:25

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22 mins: Lukaku has gone straight down the tunnel with what seems to be an ankle issue.

The striker had been playing well but is now a major doubt for Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Norwich on Saturday.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:23


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