Chelsea CHE Christensen (9'), Jorginho (Pen 21', Pen 57'), Havertz (48')
4-0 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 3
Oct 20, 2021 KO: 19:00

Chelsea - Malmö FF

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: François Letexier
Christensen 9'  
Jorginho (Pen) 21'  
Havertz 48'  
Jorginho (Pen) 57'  

Match preview

Mount and Silva to return? How Chelsea could line up against Malmo

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side host Malmo in their third group stage game of this season's Champions League. What will the starting XI look like?

Off the back of their fortunate 1-0 away victory over Brentford in the Premier League, Chelsea host Swedish side Malmo in the third game of their Champions League group stage campaign.

Having fallen to defeat against Juventus last time out in the competition, Thomas Tuchel will be demanding a response from his team, who will likely be able to call upon some familiar faces once more.

The Blues actually have several injury concerns, with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Antonio Rudiger, and Hakim Ziyech all not included in the squad for the Brentford tie.

All three look set to miss out once more, although both Rudiger and Ziyech are back in training. Thiago Silva also missed the trip to the Brentford Community Stadium, but that was due to him playing for Brazil during the international break.

He is now back, and could well start.

Chelsea Predicted XI

Edouard Mendy was outstanding at the weekend, and will unsurprisingly keep his place in the team.

In front of him Malang Sarr had an impressive Premier League debut, but he and Trevoh Chalobah will most likely drop out.

Thiago Silva will come in, with Cesar Azpilicueta moving back to right centre-back, and Reece James returning to his wing-back role.

Ben Chilwell has now scored in three consecutive games for club and country, but with Chelsea playing at 12:30 on Saturday, Marcos Alonso may be drafted in to rest the Englishman.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was excellent once again at Brentford, but Jorginho will return to partner Mateo Kovacic.

Mason Mount came off the bench in the league, but will start and play slightly more advanced, behind a front two of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. Tuchel has tried this pairing recently, and could well give it another go.

Kai Havertz may start if the German coach decides against a Lukaku-Werner double act.

Chelsea vs Malmo - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Malmö FF
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
10
Draws
1
4
Losses
5
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
29
35
Goals Per Game
1.45
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
7
13
More > 3 Goals
1
5
Scored First in a Match
14
11
Scored Both Halves
5
8
Won More > 1 Goal
7
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
24
Did Not Score
4
4
Both Teams Scored
7
11
Kept Clean Sheet
9
6
Won Without Conceding
9
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
715
-
Possession
54
-
Passes
533
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
16
Shots on Target
4.89
5.71
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.21
Crosses
19
-
Offsides
2.65
2.67
Penalties
0.05
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
14
-
Interceptions
7.63
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
14
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.75
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.50
3.57
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
13
Yellow Cards
1.45
1.80
Red Cards
0.10
0.10

Injuries

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Suspended

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In suspension danger

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