Chelsea got their third Champions League victory on Malmö (0-1) on Tuesday.
If he has yet to open his Premier League goal counter this season, Hakim Ziyech smile again with Chelsea. Scorer in the League Cup a week ago, against Southampton, the Moroccan winger was kept in the starting XI against Newcastle and then on the ground of Malmö on Tuesday. He gave the victory to the Blues during this meeting of the 4th day of the Champions League (0-1).
In the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, Thomas Tuchel’s men largely dominated the meeting but failed to open the scoring against the Swedish champion in the first period. Returning from the locker room, Callum Hudson-Odoi escaped on the right to serve Ziyech on a plateau (56th). Kai Havertz had been lined up in a point.
And Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta were titular, N’Golo Kanté had not made the trip, spared by the technical staff of the CFC. His German coach said it was a precautionary measure. The French international should therefore be operational against Burnley on Saturday.
Chelsea join Juventus at the top of this group H, with 6 points ahead of the Zenith. The Bianconeri receive the training of Pétersbourgeoise in stride.