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Chelsea Waltz Past Malmo As Lukaku, Werner Pick Up Injuries

Chelsea got their Champions League group-stage campaign back on track with a 4-0 victory against Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Andreas Christensen got the scoring started in the ninth minute before Jorginho converted a penalty 12 minutes later to give Thomas Tuchel’s side a 2-0 lead going into the break. Kai Havertz netted just three minutes into the second half, and Jorginho grabbed Chelsea’s fourth and final goal from the spot in the 57th minute.

Jorginho not only scored twice from the penalty spot but he was the player that kept things ticking for Chelsea, as Malmo struggled to ever get into the game. And when Malmo did push forward, the Blues’ centre-back trio of Christensen, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger cleaned up.

It was a positive night in many regards for Chelsea, but two first-half injuries to Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will be a concern for Tuchel. He will be hoping that tests confirm that they have not suffered long-term injuries.

Chelsea’s 1-0 loss away at Juventus on Matchday 2 meant that picking up all three points against Malmo was vital, and they will now be hoping to do the same when they travel to Sweden on November 2.

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