CHE vs MAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Chelsea vs Malmo FF Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Chelsea will be looking to bury the ghost of the FA Cup when they host Malmo FF in the 2nd leg of Europa Legaue round-of-32 match at Stamford Bridge, in London, on Thursday night (IST).
What competition it is? Europa League (Round of 32, 2nd leg)
Teams: Chelsea and Malmo FF
Kick Off: Friday 22 February
Match Timing: 01:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Stamford Bridge (41,631)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Champions League matches in India
From being hailed as one of the best managerial signings at Chelsea to the fringes of getting the sack, Maurizio Sarri’s tenure has taken a full 180-degree turn since summer. The word from the media is that his days are numbered if results don’t improve in the next couple of weeks.
The home game against Malmo FF is a sort of game which he can use to infuse some confidence back into his squad.
The former Napoli manager started his reign in a brilliant fashion at Stamford Bridge, going toe-to-toe with both Liverpool and Manchester City in the first few months. But a 2-1 defeat at the Molineaux Stadium gaped open too many chinks in Blues’ armor, and since then the form has been dwindling as Chelsea hardly put together a winning run to remain in the top-4.
The pressure escalated even further after a tame show at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United ended Chelsea’s hopes of defending the FA Cup trophy.
That’s why a win over Malmo is of paramount importance for Sarri because, on Sunday, Chelsea will be playing the League Cup final against Manchester City.
Malmo FF meanwhile have already bettered their only appearance in the Europa League after qualifying to the knocut stage this season.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Chelsea –W L W L W L
Malmo FF – D W D W L W
CHE vs MAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Chelsea vs Malmo FF Team News:
Injured – Midfielder Daniel Drinkwater remains on the sidelines and will be missing the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed the last two games with a back injury and remains doubtful for the match.
Note: Maurizio Sarri will ring changes to the side which started against Manchester United. Olivier Giroud is expected to start, while the defence could see some changes as well.
Key Players – Willian, Giroud
Injured – The visitors have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: The visitors are expected to remain unchanged and should name a playing 11 that fell to a 2-1 in the first leg. Carlos Strandberg and Oscar Lewicki are in contention to start the match but Arnor Ingvi Traustason and Antonsson are expected to start.
Key Players – Antonsson, Rosenberg
CHE vs MAL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson, Kovacic, Jorginho, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud
Malmo FF– Dahlin (GK), Vindheim, Nielson, Bengtsson, Safari, Rieks, Christiansen, Bachirou, Traustason, Antonsson, Rosenberg
CHE vs MAL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea have won their last six home games in the Europa League, scoring at least three times in five of those games. While Malmo FF have just one win to show against the English opponents in seven away games. It all indicates towards a comfortable and a much-needed win for Maurizio Sarri and his men.
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