Chelsea cantered to one of the comfortable football scores of midweek in the Champions League with Jorginho scoring two goals from the penalty spot. Despite the win, Thomas Tuchel was forced to watch on as both his strikers got injured. He later admitted that both are set to face some time on the sidelines. Andreas Christensen opened the scoring for the hosts in the 9th minute before Jorginho scored his first penalty in the 21st minute. Kai Havertz moved into the striker position after the injuries and scored in the 48th minute before Jorginho scored his second penalty in the 57th minute.
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Rudiger (7), Silva (6), Christensen (7), Azpilicueta (7), Jorginho (9), Mount (7), Kante (8), Chilwell (6), Lukaku (7), Werner (6).
Subs: Havertz (7), Hudson-Odoi (7), Alonso (6), Saul (6), James (7).
Malmo:Dahlin (6), Larsson (4), Nielsen (5), Brorsson (5), Berget (5), Pena (5), Innocent (5), Christiansen (4), Olsson (4), Colak (4), Birmancevic (5).
Subs: Diawara (6), Abubakari (5), Rakip (5), Nalic (5), Moisander (n/a).
Man of the match: Jorginho
“If I knew before I wouldn’t have done it. But you can’t know it before and it was necessary that he was on the pitch and he started very strong,” he said. “I spoke with him about the situation, that I think he carries a bit of mental fatigue around with him. I think that is also normal but he is our number nine and is our reference upfront.”
“It’s not a muscle injury or because of physical fatigue. He is a little bit overplayed, this is my opinion and maybe I’m not even right. But this was a moment to give him confidence and let him play. I don’t regret it, things like this can happen. It was bad luck.” he added.
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