The last time the two teams faced in October Malmo defeated 4-0 and the Swedish side are yet to find their first win in the competition.
Chelsea look to further their bid for a spot in the Champions League last-16 with a trip to Malmo today.
Jon Dahl Tomasson will now look to make more Champions League memories with Malmo as they attempt to upset Chelsea this evening.
That remains a daunting task against Thomas Tuchel’s in-form Chelsea side, despite a series of injury problems. Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku have not featured since the two sides last met when the pair were forced off early, while Mason Mount will not make the trip to Sweden either. And N’Golo MKante has also been left at home.
Tuchel said on Monday: “”Yes, these players are all still out. For Timo, Romelu and Kova no surprise. For Mason, he does not feel really better,” he said “to stop any speculation, it’s not Covid – he’s just ill and does not feel good enough to take part in training and, of course, take part in the trip to Malmo.”
The early evening kick-off begins the fourth round of matches in the group stage, the game getting underway at 5.45pm GMT from Eleda Stadion.
With a 3-0 win over Newcastle in the Premier League, Chelsea’ defence of their European crown has been good but not great at the halfway mark of the group stage.
Full Chelsea Squad
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy, Lucas Bergstrom
Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Malang Sarr.
Midfielders: Jorginho, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Hakim Ziyech, Lewis Baker.
For Malmo, Ola Toivonen and Jonas Knudsen are out with injury.
Where to watch Malmo vs Chelsea
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, and coverage starting at 5pm GMT.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the game live via the BT Sport website or app.
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