GOOD AFTERNOON FROM MALMO
Welcome to our live coverage of the Champions League clash between Chelsea and Malmo at the Swedbank Stadion.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is set to welcome Christian Pulisic back following an ankle issue that kept him sidelined since August’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.
However, Tuchel is still dealing with some notable absences as he will be without Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.
Mount didn’t manage to play on Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Newcastle due to a non-coronavirus-related illness that he is still dealing with.
Kovacic and Werner are sidelined with a hamstring injury whereas Lukaku is still healing from an ankle problem.
The German head coach is still without a striker and thus Kai Havertz looks set to lead the attack once more as a false nine.
Malmo manager Jon Dahl Tomasson, on the other hand, is still missing Ola Toivonen and Jonas Knudsen due to long-term knee injuries.
However, Niklas Moisander has returned to action and may start in the home side’s back three.
Former Norwich ace Martin Olsson will lock horns with Chelsea once more and is highly likely to start a little further up on the pitch at left wing-back for Tomasson’s side