As the pressure mounts on the London outfit, coach Maurizio Sarri has just a few games to save his job, but the Italian will be confident his side can defend their 2-1 lead from the first leg in Sweden.
|Game||Chelsea vs Malmo|
|Date||Thursday, February 21|
|Time||8:00pm GMT / 3pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 and will be available for streaming on the BT Sport Live app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Cumming|
|Defenders||Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Christensen, Ampadu, Emerson|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Kovacic|
|Forwards||Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain|
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has struggled with a back injury but did make the bench while Danny Drinkwater is still out injured.
Confirmed Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson; Barkley, Kante, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian.
|Goalkeepers||Melicharek, Dahlin, Tannander|
|Defenders||Nielsen, Brorsson, Bengtsson, Ahmedhodzic, Andersson, Binaku, Safari, Larsson, Vindheim|
|Midfielders||Christiansen, Lewicki, Bachirou, Innocent, Adrian, Rakip, Rieks, Traustason, Nalic|
|Forwards||Antonsson, Gall, Strandberg, Rosenberg, Molins|
Malmo have no new injury or suspension problems to deal with and will likely field a similar team to that which lined up against the Blues last week.
Confirmed Malmo starting XI: Dahlin, Vindheim, Nielsen, Bengtsson, Safari, Traustason, Christiansen, Bachirou, Rieks, Rosenberg, Antonsson.
Betting & Match Odds
Chelsea are the odds-on favourites to claim a win on home soil at 1/4 with bet365 . Malmo are meanwhile priced at a huge 13/1 and a draw is available at 11/2.
Things have taken a turn for the worse at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri. The Blues fans have turned against the Italian coach and it seems the board are on the verge of doing the same, giving him just a few games to save his job .
After Monday's FA Cup elimination at the hands of Manchester United, the London team need a big turn around on Thursday as they continue a crucial period of their campaign.
With the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City and a crucial Premier League clash with Tottenham coming up next, the second leg against the Swedish side gives Sarri's team a chance to get back on track and help save their campaign.
Chelsea were on top for most of the first battle in Sweden and Sarri felt they should have had the game killed off before Anders Christiansen pulled one back for Malmo late on.
The 60-year-old is hoping for a more resounding victory this time around as he believes a run of good results will be the solution to his side's recent problems.
"It’s not easy because we have to play every three days. We have no time, but we are trying to solve our problems," he told reporters.
"I have to think we are able to improve, and able to improve immediately. The result is not everything. In the last match we played better, especially in the first half."
He added: "We need to win three or four matches in a row. It’s the only solution. I can understand very well the frustration of our fans. They are used to winning, and now we are in trouble. There isn’t another way. We only have to have good performances and good results.
"In this moment it’s very difficult to think we can win three or four matches in a row, but in football everything can change in one day. First of all we need a good performance and result, and then with more confidence we are able to do everything."