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Chelsea vs Malmo LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the fallout from the Group H fixture at Stamford Bridge

Jamie Braidwood
Wednesday 20 October 2021 22:28
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Tuchel on Chelsea form and Malmo

Chelsea achieved a dominant group-stage win against Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, sweeping aside the Swedish team 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Impressive in attack right from kick-off, Thomas Tuchel’s side opened the scoring through Andreas Christensen after just 10 minutes, when the centre-back shinned home a volley for his first goal in Chelsea colours. The Blues then doubled their advantage from the spot midway through the first half, as Jorginho opted against his usual skip to smash a penalty past Malmo goalkeeper Johan Dahlin following a foul on Romelu Lukaku.

That challenge marked the end of Lukaku’s evening, with the striker soon limping down the tunnel. There was also an early exit for Timo Werner, who seemed to succumb to a hamstring issue on the cusp of half-time. Thankfully for Chelsea, they continued to thrive on the pitch, beginning the second half with a third goal courtesy of Kai Havertz, who produced a delightful, clipped finish. Before too long, Jorginho rounded out the scoring by netting another penalty after Antonio Rudiger was fouled while taking a shot.

Follow all the fallout from Chelsea’s group-stage victory over Malmo, below.

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PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Chelsea 1-0 Malmo

A flowing break from Chelsea ends in Lukaku beating a couple of Malmo challenges in the box before being scythed to the ground by Nielsen as he was bearing down on goal.

It’s a definite penalty but there’s concern for Chelsea as Lukaku has stayed down and looks to be in some pain.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:18
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Chelsea 1-0 Malmo

16 mins: Chelsea appeal for a penalty after Jorginho goes down in the box. The midfielder had won the ball back in the corner and had space to run into, but was perhaps looking for the foul as he came under pressure from Larsson.

Rudiger then goes on a driving run forward and sets up Werner in the box, but the forward is crowded out and the move breaks down. Chelsea have started well here.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:18
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Chelsea 1-0 Malmo

14 mins: Mount takes it but can’t keep the free kick down after beating the wall.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:14
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13 mins: The goal has not changed the direction of this game, it’s all Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku flights a ball to the back post before Kante is fouled on the edge of the box, setting up a good chance for Chelsea.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:14
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GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Malmo (CHRISTENSEN 10’)

Chelsea keep the pressure on following the corner and the ball is eventually bundled in by Andreas Christensen following a cross from Thiago Silva. The breakthrough had been coming but the goalscorer is certainly unexpected - it’s his first goal for Chelsea on his 137th appearance!

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:10
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Chelsea 0-0 Malmo

8 mins: Save! Lukaku comes close to ending his drought, with a little help from a Malmo defender. The ball breaks to Lukaku in the box and the striker rather scuffs his shot, but it takes a wicked deflection off a defender and is saved by the goalkeeper!

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:09
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5 mins: How has that stayed out?! It’s a nice move from Chelsea. Mount and Lukaku link up nicely and the Belgian gets to the byline before squaring across the face to Werner, who misses from two yards out! The ball hit Werner’s heel at the front post as he tried to open his foot, but the German was relieved to see the flag go up for an offside on Lukaku.

That decision could have been overturned had Werner scored, however, as Lukaku looked close to being onside.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:06
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3 mins: First effort from Chelsea and it comes from Saturday’s goalscorer Chilwell, who connects with Jorginho’s cross at the back post but can’t keep his header down as it flies under the bar.

Chilwell has scored in his last three games for club and country.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:04
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Chelsea 0-0 Malmo

1 min: Lukaku gets his first touch as he flicks a pass forward from Silva around the corner to Mount, before Kante drives forward and exchanges a nice one-two with Azpilicueta. Malmo quickly lost possession on both of their first couple of touches of the ball.

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:02
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Kick-off! Chelsea 0-0 Malmo

Jamie Braidwood20 October 2021 20:00

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