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86'
E. Larsson
J. Berget
86'
V. Birmančević
E. Rakip
80'
R. Loftus-Cheek
Yellow Card
69'
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
56'
H. Ziyech
C. Hudson-Odoi
0 - 1

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Possession
27% 72%
3
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 11
Total Passes 257 679
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Chelsea CHE Chelsea 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9 12 W W W L W
2 Juventus JUV Juventus 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 12 L W W W W
3 Zenit ZEN Zenit 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4 D L L W L
4 Malmö FF MFF Malmö FF 5 0 1 4 1 13 -12 1 D L L L L

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

Chelsea march on then to keep Juventus on their toes at the top of Group H. They may not be thrilling all the time but they know what it takes to win the Champions League. That's all for now. Goodbye!
Chelsea stay second in Group H. They're on nine points with Juventus who kick off against Zenit shortly. Malmo remain bottom of the group. Their European campaign is unlikely to continue beyond this group stage but they can be hopeful of picking up points in their remaining games if they play just as well.
Ziyech's lovely tap-in proves to be the difference between Chelsea and Malmo. Chelsea put in a professional performance and got the job done with a minimum of fuss. Malmo were spirited and deserve great credit for limiting their visitors to just the one goal.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: MALMO FF 0-1 CHELSEA
90' + 3' Chelsea nearly crown their victory with a second goal. Havertz flicks on Mendy's goal-kick and Pulisic darts in behind, finding himself one-on-one with Dahlin. The American manages to round the keeper before firing wide to the right. It doesn't matter though as Chelsea have won!
90' + 2' Barkley gets clipped by Larsson once the ball is gone. Larsson is fortunate not to be booked.
90' Three minutes of added time await. Colak clumsily trips Jorginho, handing Chelsea a cheap but welcome free-kick.
89' Malmo earn a free-kick near the halfway line and take the chance to launch the ball towards Chelsea's box. There's a spot of head tennis from which Chelsea come out on top. Malmo are threatening a late rally.
88' It briefly looks like Colak has gotten in behind Silva near the halfway line but the offside flag quickly goes up. Malmo have been very diligent without really causing Chelsea too many problems going forward.
87' Rudiger pings a crossfield pass towards Azpilicueta and it's put out for a Chelsea throw-in. Christensen has a shot blocked from outside the box. Chelsea are in no danger of conceding at all.
V. Birmančević
E. Rakip
86' Rakip, who's been busy in midfield for Malmo, also heads off. Birmancevic is his replacement.
E. Larsson
J. Berget
86' Malmo's right wing-back Berget gets the last few minutes off. Larsson comes on for him.
85' Chelsea are managing the game excellently, keeping the ball. If they have to see a 1-0 win out, that's what they'll do. Tuchel has his men very well-drilled.
84' Berget is back on his feet now. He hasn't got long to hold out until the end of the game. He might as well soldier on.
82' Berget makes a promising run down their right, causing the fans to sing Malmo on. Chelsea have a goal-kick but they'll have to wait to take it as Berget is down with an injury of some kind.
R. Loftus-Cheek
Yellow Card
80' Loftus-Cheek goes to ground early to challenge Rakip and takes the midfielder out. It earns the Chelsea midfielder a yellow card.
78' Malmo can't get the ball at present. Chelsea are doing a great job of keeping hold of it and shooting when they can. Havertz darts into a gap and forces Dahlin to make a smart stop with his legs at his near post. Barkley fires the rebound high and wide.
76' Barkley has a shot blocked from the left of the box. Pulisic takes down a pass and does well to control it despite losing his balance. Alonso offers support but Malmo hook clear by the time he arrives.
A. Nalic
S. Nanasi
74' Malmo also make a change. Nanasi goes off. Nalic, an attacking midfielder, comes on.
C. Pulisic
C. Hudson-Odoi
74' Hudson-Odoi, the provider of Chelsea's goal, also goes off. Pulisic takes his place on the pitch.
R. Barkley
H. Ziyech
74' Chelsea decide to freshen things up. Ziyech goes off having made his mark with a goal. Barkley replaces him.
73' Chelsea are playing a little more patiently. Malmo are having to keep working hard and wait for the opportunity to get forward.
71' Malmo are showing flashes of quality but not enough to really worry Chelsea. Olsson feeds Lewicki down their left who can't keep his cross in play.
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
70' Silva's booked for a crunching challenge on Rakip as Malmo try to counter-attack.
69' Ahmedhodzic clears Silva's flick off the line as the defender gets on the end of Ziyech's corner. As long as Malmo stay just one goal behind they have hope.
68' Havertz reaches Rudiger's quality ball over the top to get into the box. The German can't shoot from the angle he finds himself at but can win a corner.
66' Rakip should be OK to continue following some treatment. Chelsea will want to grab a second goal to put this game to bed.
64' Malmo haven't lost heart yet. Rakip creates some space for himself just in front of the D and scoops an ambitious effort over the crossbar, injuring himself in the process.
62' Azpilicueta plays a cheeky throughball for Loftus-Cheek who's busting a gut to get into the box. Dahlin reads it well and is on it like a flash.
61' Chelsea have had 17 shots to Malmo's three so far. Their being ahead is not an unfair reflection of the game. You have to wonder whether the floodgates will open now.
60' Chelsea certainly seem more relaxed now they're ahead. Ziyech smiles as he goes up against Ahmedhodzic and loses out.
O. Lewicki
S. Peña
58' Pena also heads off. Lewicki takes his place in Malmo's midfield.
M. Olsson
S. Rieks
57' Malmo respond to going behind by making changes. Olsson replaces Rieks at left wing-back.
C. Hudson-Odoi
Assist
56' That was some assist by Hudson-Odoi who got the chance to put his pace to use there. Chelsea will be relieved to have gained the lead.
H. Ziyech
Goal
56' GOAL! MALMO FF 0-1 CHELSEA! Chelsea break Malmo's resistance! It's a lovely goal as Hudson-Odoi plays a round-the-corner pass to Havertz and races onto the return. The winger's fizzed cross finds Ziyech at the far post who slots home from close range.
55' Alonso flicks the corner on at the near post and it deflects out for a Malmo goal-kick.
54' Dahlin uses his fists to keep out Loftus-Cheek's left-footed shot from the right of the box. Azpilicueta has time to measure another cross in and Chelsea get another corner out of it.
53' Chelsea go up the other end and force a corner of their own. Malmo head it away from trouble, clearing Ziyech's follow-up coss from the right.
51' Malmo play the corner deep and Rieks scissor-kicks over on the half-volley. Chelsea need to settle things down again.
50' Colak wriggles free down the right and knocks the ball against Silva to earn Malmo a corner, greeted by a roar from the home fans.
48' Silva makes a strong clearance with Rakip lurking up front. Malmo's confidence will only grow the longer the score stays 0-0.
46' Malmo get the second half going. Chelsea have tweaked things a bit at half-time with Ziyech moving to the left and Hudson-Odoi to the right of their front three.
Malmö have lost seven of their eight previous games against English opponents in European competition. The only time they’ve avoided defeat in such games came against Nottingham Forest in September 1995, winning 2-1 in the UEFA Cup. A 0-0 draw here would be a big result for them. Can they keep frustrating Chelsea and hold on for a point?
Chelsea are being made to work for the three points at the moment. The European champions have dominated the game thus far, but Malmo have been resolute in defence and Dahlin has been reliable when called upon in goal. Chelsea can still be confident of a breakthrough but they need to be careful.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: MALMO FF 0-0 CHELSEA
45' Malmo are inches away from going ahead before the break! Pena lofts a wonderful ball over the top for Colak who shins just wide on the volley. There'll be one minute of added time.
43' Azpilicueta plays a one-two to reach the byline but the Chelsea captain's cross is wayward. Malmo will be very glad if they can make it to half-time unscathed.
41' Pena and Loftus-Cheek race for a ball towards the corner flag. The Malmo man forces his opponent to put it harmlessly out of play. Malmo are growing in belief.
39' Berget wins an important header to prevent Alonso from reaching a cross. Chelsea attack the corner and Malmo end up with a goal-kick.
38' The Malmo fans are upping the noise even more. They haven't stopped singing since the match began. The atmosphere in the stadium is brilliant as Havertz fires in a cross from the left. Azpilicueta plays a tentative pass back towards the centre and Nielsen hoofs it away.
36' Malmo get a temporary breather as Loftus-Cheek is too robust in challenging Innocent in their half, handing the hosts a free-kick.
34' A high cross into Malmo's box lands to Alonso at the far post. The Spaniard fires towards goal with his left foot and Dahlin gets down low to keep it out.
32' Dahlin saves Christensen's effort from distance before also stopping Alonso's rebound shot from closer range. The pressure is building on Malmo.
30' The Malmo fans are making some racket here at Eluda Stadion. Malmo are doing a good job of keeping the European champions at bay, perhaps inspired by their home support.
28' Chelsea come their closest yet to gaining the lead. Havertz latches onto Loftus-Cheek's throughball and looks to dink the onrushing Dahlin at his near post. The goalkeeper makes himself big enough to block the shot. Rudiger is closed down as he tries to follow up.
26' Ziyech gets another shot away from inside the box that Malmo manage to block. It feels like a matter of time until Chelsea open the scoring.
24' Bronsson hands Chelsea a corner. Loftus-Cheek gets on the end of Ziyech's cross and heads wide at the near post.
22' Ziyech fires into the arms of Dahlin from the right of the box. Chelsea are building momentum.
20' Chelsea force a corner which Malmo manage to clear. Loftus-Cheek picks up the pieces and curls over from outside the box. Tuchel mutters to his colleagues in the technical area.
18' Havertz goes down in the box as he tussles with Ahmedhodzic and looks up hopefully but the referee isn't interested.
16' Havertz skips past his man and slips Ziyech into the centre of the box. Dahlin dives in to snuff the chance out and hand Chelsea another corner. The visitors keep the pressure on and Loftus-Cheek flicks a header out of play from Ziyech's cross.
14' Chelsea take the corner short and make a minor mess of it. Still, the Blues can be pleased with how the opening 15 minutes have gone.
13' Chelsea patiently work their way towards goal. Alonso cuts back for his counterpart Azpilicueta who forces Dahlin to tip the shot out for a corner.
12' Alonso fires off-target from distance. Chelsea look comfortable but Malmo are alert and will try their best to capitalise on any mistakes.
10' Chelsea get caught out and Malmo are nearly in! Nanasi dribbles into the box but can't find the right angle to shoot from before the visitors shut the door. Colak is just offside as he tries to latch onto a ball over the top seconds later.
9' Alonso scampers forward to fire in a cross in from the left but Malmo's back line does its job. Malmo are having to do a lot of defending for the moment.
7' Chelsea pop the ball around in midfield and Hudson-Odoi cuts inside on his right foot to bend a shot towards goal. It's blocked by a Malmo defender.
5' Contrary to pre-match reports Malmo have lined up in a 3-5-2. The hosts are looking tidy but limited so far. Chelsea are just getting settled.
3' Chelsea get an early penalty claim as Havertz is tripped by Ahmedhodzic in Malmo's box. VAR takes a quick look and decides no further action is needed.
1' Chelsea get this game underway!
The two teams are out on the pitch at Elena Stadion. Malmo are in their Manchester City-esque sky blue and white combo. Chelsea are wearing their own darker shade of blue.
Chelsea haven't lost consecutive away games in the Champions League since November 2012 and are unlikely to do so again here. Malmo have lost their three games against Chelsea in Europe by an aggregate score of 9-1, while the Blues are unbeaten in their seven meetings with Swedish teams to date. Mamma mia, here we go again?
Jon Dahl Tomasson makes four changes to the Malmo side that Chelsea swatted aside 13 days ago. Rieks, Rakip, Nanasi and Ahmedhodzic come in. Chelsea start with five different players from that match with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner still out, with a new front three of Ziyech, Havertz and Hudson-Odoi.
SUBS: Harvey Vale, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Ross Barkley, Malang Sarr, Christian Pulisic, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Saul Niguez.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta (c), Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
SUBS: Peter Gwargis, Ismael Diarra Diawara, Martin Olsson, Adi Nalic, Eric Larsson, Noah Eile, Veljko Birmancevic, Malik Abubakari, Melker Ellborg, Niklas Moisander, Oscar Lewicki.
MALMO FF (3-5-2): Johan Dahlin; Anel Ahmedhodzic, Lasse Nielsen (c), Franz Brorsson; Jo Inge Berget, Sergio Pena, Bonke Innocent, Sebastian Nanasi, Soren Rieks; Erdal Rakip, Antonio-Mirko Colak.
Malmo's hopes of progressing to the Champions League knockout phase look slim. The Swedes sit bottom of Group H with zero points, having yet to score and having conceded more goals than any other team in the competition so far this season. An upset here feels highly unlikely but stranger things have happened in football!
Less than a fortnight after Chelsea made light work of Malmo at Stamford Bridge, winning 4-0, these two teams face off again in Sweden. Chelsea will want to rack up a similar victory here to keep the pressure on an eminently catchable Juventus side at the top of Group H.
Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this UEFA Champions League Group H match between Malmo FF and Chelsea at Eleda Stadion.