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Tuchel’s holders in Champions League action – team news with Ben Chilwell and Reece James benched and Romelu Lukaku, Werner and Mason Mount missing

Chelsea will take a huge step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages if they secure back-to-back wins over Malmo this evening.

The Blues know that victory in Sweden will almost guarantee their spot in the next phase of the competition that they won back in May.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are currently second in Group H behind Juventus with bottom club Malmo without a point in their first three games.

  • The match is taking place at the Eleda Stadium and kick-off is at 5:45pm.
  • talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of the game from 5:30pm.
  • Malmo XI: Dahlin, Rieks, Rakip, Pena, Colak, Ahmedhodzic, Innocent, L. Nielsen, Brorsson, Berget, Nanasi.
  • Subs: Ellborg, Diawara, Larsson, Moisander, Lewicki, Olsson, Abubakari, Birmancevic, Gwargis, Nalic, Eile.
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Thiago Silva, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso; Ziyech, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi.
  • Subs: Kepa, Bettinelli, Pulisic, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Chilwell, James, Sarr, Vale.
  • talkSPORT will have updates throughout the day and you can listen through our radio player below

Follow our live match blog for regular updates…

Reece James was in inspired goalscoring form as Chelsea beat Newcastle

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Reece James was in inspired goalscoring form as Chelsea beat Newcastle




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