CHE vs MAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Malmo FF vs Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Europa League
Round of 16, 1st Leg
When: February 15, 2019, 01:30 AM, IST
Where: Swedbank Stadion
CHE vs MAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Chelsea will be aiming to bury the ghost of their last match when they travel to face Malmo FF in the Europa League round of 32 1st leg match at Swedbank Stadion, in Malmö, Sweden, on Thursday night (IST).
Malmo FF players train ahead of the home clash against Chelsea.
Not since beating Besiktas 1-0 away on December the 13th, that Malmo had played a competitive football match. The reason being the timing of domestic league “Allsvenskan” which runs from March to November.
But we expect the players to be fit and raring to go for the match as history beckons for the hosts, and what better chances to go into the history books as the first ever club from Sweden to qualify for the round-of-16 than the one against a visitor whose pride is hurt.
In the last 3 league games, there have been 15 goals involving Chelsea. Incredibly, 10 were scored by the opponents, 4 by Bournemouth and 6 by Manchester City. To rub more salt to the wound, Manchester United leap-frogged them for the fourth place.
Maurizio Sarri knows he is running on fine lines these days. The longevity as a Chelsea manager depends on how his team fares in the Carabao Cup final, and on the league results in the next few weeks.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Malmo FF – W D D W D W
Chelsea – L W W L W L
CHE vs MAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Malmo FF vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – Midfielder Guillermo Molins is likely to miss out.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Oscar Lewicki and Franz Brorsson both are doubtful, and will be monitored ahead of Thursday’s first leg.
Note: The main man for the hosts will be Marcus Antonsson. The 27-year-old Swedish striker has scored five goals in his last six competitive outings.
Key Players – Marcus Antonsson, Markus Rosenberg
Injured – The former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater is the only player missing out with an injury in this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Centre-back Gary Cahill is carrying a knock and is expected to be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Expect manager Maurizio Sarri to make some changes to the squad which was torn apart by Manchester City at the weekend. Though it may not be due to the negative result, as its Europa League and not to mention the profile of the opponent.
Kepa Arrizabalaga hasn’t featured in this competition, so Willy Cabellero could start. While the likes of Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus Cheek all will be hoping for a start.
Key Players – Willian, Barkley
CHE vs MAL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Malmo FF– Dahlin (GK), Nielsen, Bengtsson, Safari; Vindheim, Christiansen, Bachirou, Lewicki, Rieks; Rosenborg, Antonsson
Chelsea– Caballero (GK), Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson; Kovacic, Ampadu, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian
CHE vs MAL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Malmo FF FANTASY PREDICTION:
Though this is the first meeting between these two clubs, Malmo FF have a very poor record against English teams. They have played five games against the British teams, losing four times in those games. The only victory came in 1995-96 UEFA Cup when they won 2-1 against Nottingham Forest.
Also, we are expecting Chelsea to give some kind of response after getting thrashed by Manchester City.
A win for the away side is our call.
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