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Three injury concerns ahead of Malmo visit

Maurizio Sarri has reported three of our players are doubts for tomorrow's match against Malmo. 

Sarri reported Kepa Arrizabalaga has a hamstring problem and is very unlikely to play tomorrow night. He hopes to have the goalkeeper available for the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. 

Also struggling are Pedro, who has a 'very strong' stomach ache, and Davide Zappacosta, who is suffering from a fever. 

Injury update

'We have some problems at the moment,' Sarri said.

'We have Zappacosta with fever, we have Pedro with a very strong stomach ache, and then we have a problem with Kepa, with his hamstring.' 

Asked if he thought the Spanish goalkeeper would be fit for Sunday's showpiece at Wembley, the boss responded:

'I hope so. I am not sure at the moment, but I hope so.'

Malmo meeting

On tomorrow night's match against Malmo, Sarri warned against complacency. We go into the second leg at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 lead having emerged victorious in Sweden last week, but Sarri insisted we must take nothing for granted and highlighted Malmo's last European away result which secured their place in the knockout stages of this competition. 

'Tomorrow is a chance to qualify and we have to only think about this at the moment.

'We need to be focused on this match because it’s not easy. They are a physical team, very dangerous in the opposition box and from set-pieces, and they are very dangerous away. They qualified away, in Istanbul, against a very good team, Besiktas. We need to be careful.'

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