Chelsea vs Malmo prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

Romelu Lukaku (right) endured another frustrating afternoon at Brentford (John Walton/PA)

Chelsea welcome Malmo to Stamford Bridge in the third match day of this season’s Champions League.

The Blues retained their position at the top of the Premier League after a 1-0 win over Brentford thanks to Ben Chilwell’s strike and Edouard Mendy’s heroics between the sticks.

A setback last time out against Juventus, going down 1-0 in Turin after Federico Chiesa’s goal, means the Blues are tied up with Zenit Saint Petersburg in second in Group H.

Malmo, who are to of the Allsvenskan, are yet to win a point in Europe though, and went down 5-1 on aggregate to the Blues just two years ago in the Europa League round of 32, including a 3-0 loss in London thanks to second-half goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Here is everything you need to know about the match at Stamford Bridge.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will get underway at 8pm BST on Wednesday 20 October.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live via BT Sport 3 and the BT Sport App, with coverage beginning at 7.15pm BST.

What is the team news?

Antonio Rudiger is available after a back problem, as is Thiago Silva after returning late from international duty to miss out at Brentford.

Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah impressed at the Brentford Community Stadium, but the Brazilian and German veterans are likely to return alongside Andreas Christensen.

Christian Pulisic continues to sit out due to an ankle injury, while Hakim Ziyech has overcome illness. Romelu Lukaku could be rested, but the Belgian may start once again alongside Timo Werner in a bid to gain confidence with Mason Mount in support.

Malmo’s Anel Ahmedhodzic is suspended due to his red card against Zenit. That means Niklas Moisander is set to step in. Oscar Lewicki, Jonas Knudsen and Ola Toivonen are all out with knee issues and Felix Beijmo will sit out due to a collarbone injury.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea XI: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Mount, Jorginho, Alonso; Lukaku, Werner

Malmo XI: Dahlin; Moisander, Brorsson, Nielsen; Larsson, Rakip, Innocent, Christiansen, Berget; Birmancevic, Colak

What are the odds?

Chelsea – 1/10

Draw – 10/1

Malmo – 20/1

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