LONDON. Chelsea demolishes Malmö FF 4-0 with goals of A. Christensen (9′), Jorginho (21′ pen), K. Havertz (48′) and Jorginho (57′ pen). Chelsea was vastly superior ball possession (73%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was held at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London on Wednesday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was François Letexier who had the assistance of Cyril Mugnier and Mehdi Rahmouni. The 4th official was Thomas Léonard. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.1 degrees Celsius or 53.85 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.
Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 73% while Malmö FF was struggling with a 27% ball possession.
Chelsea was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chelsea won the encounter.
Chelsea shot 20 times, 7 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Malmö FF shot 2 times, 0 on target, 2 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Chelsea. On the opposite side, Malmö FF received 3 yellow cards (L. Nielsen, A. Christiansen and E. Larsson).
After this match, Chelsea has 6 points to occupy the 2nd place in the table. while Malmö FF stays with 0 points (4th).
Malmö FF will host Chelsea on the 2nd of November with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Chelsea (0 draws).
Chelsea: Formation and Lineups
Chelsea started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Thomas Tuchel chose to play with the following team: Edouard Mendy , Andreas Christensen , Thiago Silva , Antonio Rüdiger , César Azpilicueta , N’Golo Kanté , Jorginho , Ben Chilwell , Mason Mount , Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku .
Chelsea made 5 changes: R. Lukaku for K. Havertz (23′), T. Werner for C. Hudson-Odoi (44′), N. Kante for S. Niguez (65′), C. Azpilicueta for R. James (66′) and B. Chilwell for M. Alonso (66′).
Top player: Jorginho
The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Jorginho.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 79 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.
Malmö FF: Formation and Lineups
Malmö FF started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
On the other side, Jon Dahl Tomasson played with: Johan Dahlin , Eric Larsson , Lasse Nielsen , Franz Brorsson , Jo Inge Berget , Sergio Peña , Bonke Innocent , Anders Christiansen , Martin Olsson , Antonio Čolak and Veljko Birmančević .
Malmö FF made 5 changes: J. Dahlin for I. Diawara (46′), V. Birmancevic for M. Abubakari (46′), S. Pena for E. Rakip (58′), A. Christiansen for A. Nalic (59′) and J. Berget for N. Moisander (83′).
Top player: Adi Nalić
Probably the most impressive player in Malmö FF was Adi Nalić.
His rating iswith 13 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 59′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League