class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Tomasson's men looking out of their depth in the Champions League group stage, Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues to ease to a simple victory
Chelsea will be determined to bounce back from defeat when they welcome Malmo to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
The Blues were beaten for just the second time in 15 matches in this competition last time out, going down 1-0 away to Juventus.
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Chelsea vs Malmo latest odds
However, Chelsea are clear 1/10 (1.10) favourites with bet365 to put that behind them by coming out on top against their Swedish visitors.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Malmo are bottom of Group H without a point to their name but can be backed at 20/1 (21.0) to pull off a massive upset by defeating the reigning champions, or 10/1 (11.0) to earn even a point.
Chelsea vs Malmo first goalscorer
Romelu Lukaku is priced at just 21/10 (3.10) to open the scoring with his first goal in seven games, while Timo Werner can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) after scoring four times in his last seven for club and country.
Antonio-Mirko Colak is the visitors’ 20/1 (21.0) favourite to break the deadlock with a 20th goal in all competitions this season, with Veljko Birmancevic a 28/1 (29.0) shot to add to the four goals he scored in seven qualification matches en route to the group stage.
Chelsea vs Malmo preview
After coming through an arduous qualification campaign that started way back in July to reach the group stage for the first time in six years, Malmo have looked rather out of their depth at this level for far.
Having lost 3-0 at home to Juventus and 4-0 away to Zenit, they will surely struggle to cause problems for a team that conquered Europe in impressive fashion just five months ago.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have only conceded five times in their last 15 matches in the Champions League, keeping a clean sheet in five of their last seven games on home turf.
Chelsea vs Malmo tips & predictions
Unlikely to be troubled at the back, and with a host of star attacking players to call upon, Chelsea look well worth 4/5 (1.80) odds to win by at least three clear goals against a Malmo team that have lost by that margin in each of their last five group-stage fixtures.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.