Chelsea Line Up For Thursday’s Europa League Clash Against Malmo

Chelsea Line-Up

Marcos Alonso and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will both not be available in Chelsea Line up as they look to respond to the 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City when they face Malmo in the Europa League.

Chelsea are back in Europe's second-tier competition as they travel to Sweden for the first leg of their last-32 clash.

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Alonso, who has been Maurizio Sarri's first choice, has been omitted – the Italian boss says he has been rested – with Emerson Palmieri likely to start.

Loftus-Cheek has suffered a recurrence of his persistent back problem but could be fit to face Man Utd in Monday's FA Cup fifth-round clash.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi could find himself on the bench now that the transfer window has closed as Sarri opts for a more experienced front three.

Malmo Line-Up

Malmo (3–5–2): Dahlin; Nielsen, Bengtsson, Safari; Vindheim, Christiansen, Bachirou, Lewicki, Rieks; Rosenberg, Antonsson

Chelsea Line Up

Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Higuain, Hazard.

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