CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line up vs Malmo needs to show a response, in a big way, after the thrashing in Manchester last weekend – so it’s no surprise that the Chelsea XI is pretty much as strong as it can get.
Eden Hazard, Willian and Gonzalo Higuain are to be given the task of scoring important away goals in Malmo on Thursday, with a familiar looking midfield of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho supporting them.
For certain the predicted Chelsea line up vs Malmo won’t included the likes of Marcos Alonso, who hasn’t been selected due to needing ‘rest’, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is injured ahead of the trip to Sweden.
Alonso’s absence means that Emerson will come back into the Chelea XI vs Malmo at the Swedbank Stadion in the Europa League – alongside Azpilicueta, Rudiger and Luiz.
Blues fans will hope to see Callum Hudson-Odoi at some point again after not making the squad last weekend, and will hope the youngster can make an impact if required from the bench.
Pedro, who is expected to start from the bench also was quoted in the Metro giving his support to manager Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Europa League 1st leg on Thursday;
“All the team follow the idea of Maurizio: press really high, stay compact, and to create chances.”
“In the last games, it’s not been in very good condition for the results. Now, it’s a good opportunity tomorrow to win and get our best confidence.”
How Chelsea Could Line Up Against Malmo
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Emerson
Midfield: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante
Attack: Willian, Eden Hazard, Gonzalo Higuain