A week after our first-leg meeting, we meet the Swedes in London. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview with key facts and figures ahead of the game...
Chelsea in Numbers
Chelsea have won 81 (69 per cent) of our European home games and lost just eight of 117 matches played at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have scored in each of our past 34 home games in European competition, netting 88 goals in the process (2.59 per game). The last occasion we failed to score was against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final in April 2011.
We are 10 games unbeaten in the Europa League. Our 2-2 draw at Vidi on matchday six ended a run of eight successive wins. Our last defeat in the competition was 2-3 at Rubin Kazan in the 2013 quarter-final second leg after we won 3-1 at the Bridge.
Our two home competitive games against Swedish opposition were against Atvidaberg in the 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup second round (we drew 1-1 but lost out on away goals) and against Helsingborg in the first round of the same competition 17 years later. We progressed after a 1-0 first-leg win at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s past 10 years in Europe
2008/09 - Champions League semi-finals
2009/10 - Champions League round of 16
2010/11 - Champions League quarter-finals
2011/12 - Champions League winners
2012/13 - Europa League winners (having transferred from the Champions League group stage)
2013/14 - Champions League semi-finals
2014/15 - Champions League round of 16
2015/16 - Champions League round of 16
2016/17 - Did not qualify
2017/18 - Champions League round of 16
|20 Sep||PAOK (a)||W 1-0|
|4 Oct||Vidi (h)||W 1-0|
|25 Oct||BATE Borisov (h)||W 3-1|
|8 Nov||BATE Borisov (a)||W 1-0|
|29 Nov||PAOK (h)||W 4-0|
|13 Dec||Vidi (a)||D 2-2|
Europa League scorers
Giroud 5, Loftus-Cheek 3, Morata 2, Willian 2, Barkley 1, Hudson-Odoi 1
Chelsea's last six games
European games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 3
A home defeat: 7
Chelsea’s next three games
Sunday 24 February - Chelsea v Manchester City - Carabao Cup final
Wednesday 27 February - Chelsea v Tottenham - Premier League
Sunday 3 March - Fulham v Chelsea - Premier League
If selected Willian will make his 200th start for Chelsea in all competitions.
Eden Hazard played his 50th European game for the Blues in the first leg in Malmo. He became the 10th Chelsea player to reach that milestone behind John Terry 124, Frank Lampard 119, Petr Cech 105, Didier Drogba 74, Branislav Ivanovic 66, Ashley Cole 65, John Mikel Obi 65, Ramires 55 and Joe Cole 53.
Cesar Azpilicueta made his 300th start for the club in all competitions against Manchester United on Monday.
MALMO IN NUMBERS
Swedish Champions 20 times, last in 2017
23 Swedish leagues, last in 2017
14 Swedish Cups, last in 1989
2 Swedish Super Cups, last in 2014
Malmo opened their domestic season on Sunday by defeating Degerfors 3-2 in the Swedish Cup. The 2019 Swedish league (Allsvenskan) opens on 31 March.
Malmo finished third last season in that competition which finished on 11 November.
|18 Jan||IFK Malmo (h)||D 2-2|
|25 Jan||Lyngby (a)||W 5-1|
|3 Feb||Krasnodar (Marbella)||L 0-2|
|4 Feb||Krasnodar (Marbella)||D 1-1|
|8 Feb||Dynamo Kiev (Marbella)||D 0-0|
Malmo are playing their 16th European match of the season. They played in the first three qualifying rounds of the Champions League and were defeated by MOL Vidi.
Malmo have lost only once on their European travels this campaign (four wins, two draws), keeping clean sheets in five of those seven fixtures.
This is Malmo’s fourth European encounter against English opposition.
Their first and most famous was in the 1979 European Cup final against Nottingham Forest, which they lost 0-1 in Munich with a goal from Trevor Francis on the stroke of half-time.
They also lost in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup first round to the same opposition. They won 2-1 at home but lost 0-1 on the return and exited on away goals.
The most recent was in the Europa League third qualifying round against Swansea in 2013 when they lost 0-4 on aggregate.
Malmo have already qualified for the qualifying phase of the 2019/20 Europa League having finished third in the 2018 Allsvenskan (the Swedish league).
Of the remaining 32 teams in this season's Europa League, Malmo have had the oldest starting XI on average in this season’s tournament (29 years 353 days).
|2008/09||Did not qualify|
|2009/10||Did not qualify|
|2010/11||Did not qualify|
|2011/12||Europa League group stage (having transferred from the Champions League play-offs)|
|2012/13||Did not qualify|
|2013/14||Europa League third qualifying round|
|2014/15||Champions League group stage|
|2015/16||Champions League group stage|
|2016/17||Did not qualify|
|2017/18||Champions League second qualifying round|
|20 Sep||KRC Genk (a)||L 0-2|
|4 Oct||Besiktas (h)||W 2-0|
|25-Oct||Sarpsborg (a)||D 1-1|
|8 Nov||Sarpsborg (h)||D 1-1|
|29 Nov||KRC Genk (h)||D 2-2|
|13 Dec||Besiktas (a)||W 1-0|
Europa League scorers
Antonsson 3, Lewicki 1, Christiansen 1, Rosenberg 1 (pen), Vindheim 1, own-goal 1
Manager Uwe Rosler
Days in charge: 254
Uwe Rosler’s record v Chelsea
European games since
An away win: 0
An away draw: 1
An away defeat: 2
There are no suspensions
Three yellow cards will result in a one-match Europa League suspension.
Chelsea Barkley 1, Cahill 1, Higuain 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Rüdiger 1
Malmo Bachirou 2, Bengtsson 2, Rieks 2, Vindheim 2, Larsson 1, Nielsen 1, Rosenberg 1, Safari 1, Traustason 1.