Hakim Ziyech scored the lone goal as Chelsea beat Malmo 1-0 on Tuesday night to pile pressure on Juventus in their Champions League group.
Chelsea named a strong side for their clash with the reigning Swedish league champions, with a front three of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, and Callum Hudson-Odoi selected.
The Blues are dominated possession and territory at the Elana Stadion, but Malmö did well to hold out until the break.
Another European milestone reached tonight! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/KTddX3tg81— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 2, 2021
They eventually made the breakthrough early in the second, with Hudson-Odoi delivering a superb low cross for Ziyech to tap home from close range.
With the win, Chelsea are now on 9 points from 12 in the group; the same number of points as Juventus who will be up against Zenit later today.
In the other game, Wolfsburg overcame visiting Salzburg 2-1 to move second in Group G. The hosts had opened the scoring proceedings in the third minute through Baku but Wober ensured that both teams headed into the break tied on a 1-1 score.
The hosts regained the lead on the hour mark through Nmecha; a goal that was to be the difference in the match.
In a group that is proving to be tight, Salzburg remains on top with seven points with Sevilla who will be taking on Lille being third on 3 points; a point above their opponents.