STAR PREVIEW Chelsea v Malmo


first_imgMaurizio Sarri has had a rough time of things in recent weeks, but he’s still in the Europa League and Chelsea should keep their chances of silverware this season with progression against Malmo.Last week’s first leg meeting, coming off the back of that 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, had the hallmarks of a tricky game for Chelsea but they were well worth their 2-1 success in Sweden.They had 73% of possession in that success and benefitted from a pair of fine performances in the shape of Ross Barkley and goal scorer Olivier Giroud, the latter being deservedly named man of the match.Chelsea v MalmoUEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, from last 10 years)FEB 2019 EUROPA LEAGUE Malmo 1-2 ChelseaMalmo, effectively having their first game of the year – the Swedish season runs mainly in summer – stuck to their task and were understandably a little rusty, for all that they did press Chelsea vigorously early, a tactic that has brought much success for their opponents on the road.However, the Blues were too good then and back on home soil, they ought to have too many guns for Malmo. Chelsea have won their three Europa League home matches this season and should make it four with some degree of comfort.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK CHELSEA TO WIN AND OVER 2.5 GOALS 5 pts at 4/5 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 247.96 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and Six Nations ante-post)last_img

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